Orange Cranachan – the taste test!

A few days ago on Burns’ Night we spotted this recipe on Facebook from Focus on Food and liked the sound of it – quick, easy, traditional…It sounded tasty so we gave it a go! Here’s the recipe again and photos from when we made it – plus a little verdict :) Love for the Scottish dessert!


• 50g pinhead oatmeal
• 25g flaked almonds
• 25g light brown soft sugar
• 150ml double cream
• 150ml Greek yogurt
• 2-4 oranges
• 50g ginger marmalade

1. Combine oatmeal, sugar and almonds. Preheat grill and put a roll of tin foil on the rack to cover. Spread oatmeal evenly over it and toast for about 5-10 mins (keep checking it – it burns easily and you’ll need to keep giving it a mix round so it cooks evenly!)
2. Whip the cream in a bowl with an electric mix until forms stiff peaks, then fold in yogurt.
3. Peel and segment the oranges (do this over the cream mixture so any juice goes in – but don’t let it get too runny!).
4. Layer up time! In 2-4 glass dishes layer orange segments with the yogurt/cream and oatmeal mixture – then serve!

This is such a yummy, quick and delicious dessert! Ready in 15 mins and is the perfect light dessert to serve at the end of a hearty meal. Plus it’s quite cheap too and contains good old oatmeal, a Scottish favourite! Good work Focus on Food, we approve! :)

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