Cranachan Flapjacks with Whisky Icing Drizzle

Monday, 11 June 2018
Post in collaboration with Hamlyns of Scotland

Scottish Cranachan Flapjacks with Whisky Icing Drizzle bring together all the flavours of this traditional dessert in a bite sized oaty snack. The combination of both oats and oatmeal in this flapjack, combined with honey and raspberry jam create both a texture and flavour sensation. Top them off with a drizzle of whisky icing - slàinte mhath!


Whilst Scotland is known for many great dishes and a fantastic natural larder I'm not sure if anything brings them all together quite like Cranachan does. This traditional dish combines honey, whisky, raspberries, oats and cream into a delicious dessert. I've used it as my inspiration for a twist on a flapjack made with Hamlyns Oats and Oatmeal. Raspberries are incorporated in jam form and honey binds the flapjack together. There's just a tablespoon of Whisky in the icing drizzle but if you'd prefer a teetotal version this can be substituted for water. The combination of both oats and oatmeal provided a wonderful texture and is something I'm going to be using in all my flapjacks going forward. 


This recipe is one of three for oat bars which have recently been published in a promotional leaflet commissioned by Hamlyns of Scotland. I was delighted to be asked to contribute once again following my previous recipe for Spiced Oaty Chicken Goujons. The 'Oat Bars Three Ways' leaflet was launched at Taste of Grampian and will be distributed at shows and events where Hamlyns are exhibiting over the coming months. Keep your eyes peeled and do let me know if you pick up a copy. 


Hamlyns of Scotland is part of a family food business which started milling oats in 1888. Their traditional range of Oats and Oatmeal is produced from premium Scottish oats, grown and milled in Scotland - 100% Scottish from seed to mill to finished product. Hamlyns work closely with a network of farmers across Scotland, with the majority of their supplier located in the north east of Scotland, near their oat mill at Boyndie in Banffshire, in the heart of Scotland’s oat growing countryside. The mill is still one of the most modern oat processing mills in Europe, combining the latest oat milling techniques with traditional customs. In 2012 the installation of a wind turbine made them the first oat mill in modern times to be fully powered by wind.


Cranachan Flapjacks with Whisky Icing Drizzle
Makes 24

Ingredients
Flapjacks
150g Salted Butter
100g Golden Caster Sugar
3 Tbsp Honey
300g Hamlyns Scottish Porridge Oats
100g Hamlyns Pinhead Oatmeal
200g Raspberry Jam

Whisky Icing
50g Icing Sugar
1 Tbsp Whisky (or water for a teetotal version) 

Preheat your oven to 160c degrees and grease/line a 34cm x 20cm tray bake tin.
Melt together the butter, golden caster sugar and honey over a low heat in a good sized pan.
Once melted, stir in the Hamlyns porridge oats and oatmeal and mix until well combined.
Tip half of the flapjack mixture into the prepared tin and smooth down firmly with the back of a metal spoon.
Carefully spread the raspberry jam over the base flapjack - you may find this easier if you give it a good mix or warm it first. 
Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture over the jam and again firm down well. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are just beginning to turn golden.
Cut the cranachan flapjack into 24 squares whilst still warm, but leave them to fully cool in the tin.
To make the whisky icing sieve the icing sugar into a bowl, add the whisky and beat until smooth. The consistency should be that of double cream. 
Drizzle the whisky icing over the cranachan flapjacks using a disposable piping bag or spoon.
Once the icing has set recut the flapjacks and remove them from the baking tin.



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www.foodiequine.co.uk Scottish Cranachan Flapjacks with Whisky Icing Drizzle bring together all the flavours of this traditional dessert in a bite sized oaty snack. The combination of both oats and oatmeal in this flapjack, combined with honey and raspberry jam create both a texture and flavour sensation. Top them off with a drizzle of whisky icing - slàinte mhath!

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7 comments

  1. For someone who says they don't have a sweet tooth, you have an uncanny knack for making things that I'm desperate to eat as soon as I see them on your blog. I adore flapjacks and cranachan and this is a brilliant take on two of Scotland's famous sweet treats.

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    1. Awww thanks Choclette! I think that becuse I'm more savoury than sweet when I do go sweet I go awesome. And everyone loves a flapjack don't they? (Although I do also love savoury ones)

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  2. You had me at flapjack but then I saw the whisky icing drizzle... 😍😍😍 fab recipe and love that youve stuck with traditional scottish products too! Good luck to everyone entering!

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    1. You really do get the flavour in the icing even with only a tablespoon of the water of life. As per usual I'm all about 'Scottish with a twist'

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  3. Whisky icing? That's a fun way to liven up flapjacks as an afternoon snack! Great way to combine 2 recipes in one. I love a flapjack and cranachan too!

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    1. Only a tablespoonful in the whole recipe so not enough to get you drunk.

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  4. Oh my I love the idea of the whisky drizzle on top of these fabulous flapjacks. Thank you for linking to #CookBlogShare

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