The traditional foods of Scotland tend to be beautifully rustic, hearty and filling. They are full of the flavors of the earth and many utilize the deep and complex flavors of Scotch whisky. Cranachan (Kran-uh-ken) is a layered dessert that combines the nutty flavors of toasted oats with the lightness of whipped cream, the tart flavor of raspberries, and the warmth of honey and whisky. It’s all the things you’d hope for in a simple dessert.
This festive new cake, specially created for Cosmic Crisp by celebrity chef Chadwick Boyd, is perfect for the holidays. Boyd treats the beautiful, ruby-red fruit not only as a flavorful ingredient but as a colorful holiday decoration. When cooked or baked, Cosmic Crisps retain their shape and much of their crimson color, resembling — in this dessert — vintage red-glass holiday ornaments.