Thursday, January 25, 2007


25th January is Burns' Night and traditionally in Scotland people get together and celebrate the poetry of Rabbie Burns. The typical meal is haggis (if you don’t know what haggis is made from you can find out here, but it’s not pleasant and definitely not vegan) and tatties (potatoes) and neeps (turnips). In Scotland you can actually buy vegan haggis in the supermarket quite easily. I figured I would just skip the main course though and go straight to dessert. I made Cranachan, a Scottish dessert that is usually made from oats, cream, honey, whisky and raspberries. After making this I realised that I could use soy yogurt instead of the fake cream and I think I would do that next time...much easier!! This makes a nice breakfast if you miss out the whisky.
Cranachan Recipe (serves 2)

2/3 cups oats
1¾ cups whipped “cream” (recipe here )
1 tablespoon agave nectar
1 tablespoon whisky
1 ½ cups raspberries
Mint to decorate

Place oats on a baking tray and toast under grill until lightly browned. This will only take a few minutes. Allow to cool.
Mix cream, oats, agave nectar and whisky together.
Place raspberries in glass, reserving some for decoration.
Pour cream mixture over raspberries and then decorate with reserved raspberries and sprig of mint.


Brooke said...

Oh wow, those look great, and I like your curvy glasses!

Anonymous said...

Whipped "cream" isn't vegan

Imogen Michel said...

You can buy vegan cream or make it yourself from plant sources.

Pheas said...

We've used this, and it is fabulous: