Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
Edinburgh used to be known as "Auld Reekie" (Old Smokie) in the days of coal fires - Robert Louis Stevenson, who was a sickly child, used to complain about it in the 19th century. Here is a recipe for a rich, sweet dessert which recalls those days. The original recipe used almond flavoured "ratafia" biscuits/cookies but as these are not easily available, almond flavoured cookies or macaroon biscuits or similar can be used. recipe from rampantscotland.com
- 1⁄2 pint double cream
- 1 ounce caster sugar (fine granulated)
- 2 ounces macaroons
- almond essence
- 1 ounce sliced almonds
- The cream should be whipped until it is stiff and the sugar added to your own preference. Crush the macaroon biscuits and mix well with the cream. Add a few drops of almond essence and Drambuie liqueur (or rum, whisky or brandy) to taste. Serve well chilled as a luxury dessert.
Different and delectable! Made as directed. I think this could easily serve 4 to 6 as it's quite rich; my photo shows less than half of the batch. Thanks, Queen Dana! Made for the Unrulies Under the Influence, ZWT6.