Definition of cranachan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkranəkən/
(also crannachan)


[mass noun]
A Scottish dessert made with whipped cream, whisky, oatmeal, honey, and raspberries: celebrate Burns' night with a traditional Scottish meal, including haggis, neeps and tatties, and cranachan
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  • The cranachan arrives in a rather swish cardboard pot of the type that luxury ice-cream is more normally found in.
  • Continuing the Scottish theme of the evening, the meal emphasised Scottishness, with haggis, scallops, salmon, black pudding and cranachan.
  • The results revealed that our three favourite foods are cranachan with raspberries, Aberdeen Angus beef and smoked salmon.


1940s: from Scottish Gaelic crannachan.

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