Burns Day Cranachan!

The only B we’re thinking about today is Burns!

Robert Burns, Scotland’s national bard is famed for his poetry and lyrical talents worldwide. Auld Lang syne, Ode to a Haggis, My Love is like a red, red rose, To a mouse and Tam o’ Shanter are just a few of his most notable pieces of work.

Burns hailed from Ayrshire, which is also home to the Largs Viking Centre, Vikingar. He also holds strong ties to where we are based in Dunoon. He had a lover by the name of Mary Campbell who lived in our town, and who tragically died at the age of 23. However, she lives on through Burns’ work as Highland Mary. It is said within the town that Highland Mary would stand on Castle Hill and look over the water towards Ayrshire, longing after her lover Robert. A statue was erected on the hill in 1896 of Highland Mary looking towards her love.

It wouldn’t be Burns day without some Scottish cuisine.

We’ve teamed up with Hamlyns Porridge to bring you this delicious Burns day Cranachan recipe using their Pinhead Oatmeal.

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Now for the Cranachan!
Serves: 4 



  • 6 tablespoons of Hamlyn’s Pinhead rolled Oatmeal.
  • 150ml whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons Scottish honey, divided
  • 4 tablespoons whisky, divided
  • 1 punnet of fresh raspberries



  • Toast the oats in a hot dry pan over medium heat until browned and fragrant. Leave to cool.
  • Mix five tablespoons of honey and 2 tablespoons of the whisky into the cream and whip until thick but still floppy.
  • Mix the rest of the honey and whisky into the oats. Layer the oat mixture, cream and raspberries into shallow individual bowls. Decorate with a little oatmeal and one raspberry. Serve chilled.

View the original hamlyns recipe here > https://hamlynsoats.co.uk/recipes/cranachan/

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