All posts tagged: whisky

Very Lazy Vegan Cranachan Recipe

A standard Burns Night menu might typically consist of haggis served with neeps and tatties (potatoes and swede) followed by something like cranachan for dessert. A very special Scottish spread, basically, which is absolutely not at all even a little bit vegan-friendly. But Veganuary and Burns Night coincide, I’m 50% Scottish, and I love me a food theme. This all had to come together somehow. A standard, uninterfered with cranachan consists of whipped cream, crushed raspberries, toasted oats, whisky and honey. The two ingredients from that list that are no go for vegans are of course whipped cream and honey. I thought this the perfect opportunity to explore the land of vegan whipped cream alternatives. There is an in-a-can soya whipped cream, but it’s had poor reviews (the can is a bit rubbish and you can’t get any or all of the cream out, apparently) and costs too much to take a chance on as far as I’m concerned. I asked a couple of the vegan Facebook groups that I’m a part of what their …

Marmalade Cookies with Whisky Icing

Whisky icing. That’s why you clicked, isn’t it? It’s the whole reason I made these biscuits in the first place (fair warning: I’ll alternate between using the words biscuits and cookies because I’m the opposite of a purist, I’m a big sloppy not purist). I recently saw a recipe for cinnamon buns (or something similar) with a whisky glaze (or something similar) and it’s been vaguely playing on my mind ever since. I thought it was on Bon Appetit, but I’ve searched there and found no joy. So I decided to see if simply adding whisky to icing sugar yielded grown-up deliciousness. Unsurprisingly, it absolutely did. It does for cookies what brandy does for mince pies, a gorgeous festive boozy hit. It’s the best. You’re going to love it. I suppose at this point you’re dying to know where I found these cutters. I bought them a shameful number of weeks ago. It was early September I believe, and in my defence, they were being sold. I’m a helpless consumer, what was I to do? …

Grandad’s Gingerbread Eggnog

It’s not very often that we talk about booze on Cate in the Kitchen. Not often enough at all, actually, now that I think about it. I dabbled in a few cocktail recipes when I first kicked off the blog in 2014 but since then alcohol has had almost no mention on my corner of the Internet. I feel like Christmas is a very good time to get back into the swing of having virtual drinks together every now and then, what do you think? We’re doing it anyway, whether you like it or not, we’re starting here. This post is my entry into¬†Aldi’s Christmas Cocktail Challenge, myself and a few other bloggers are putting forward a festive cocktail creation to be judged by an actual proper drinks expert. So, no pressure, right? I surprised myself with how quickly I decided on my cocktail ingredients. I had to use advocaat, I mean there just wasn’t choice involved, it’s my Christmas alcohol obsession. Despite being too creamy and too sweet and too sickly, I find it …