Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
Flummery is a very old Irish dessert. This recipe is from "Classic Irish Recipes"
- 1⁄3 cup almonds (sliced)
- 2 ounces irish oatmeal
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 1⁄4 cup Irish whiskey
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 -2 cup berries (optional)
- Toast the almonds and oatmeal in a pan until slightly browned. Set aside.
- Whip the cream until smooth, but not stiff.
- Warm the honey VERY slightly, so that it will run easily.
- Fold the honey, whiskey, half of the toasted almonds & oatmeal, half the berries if using them & the lemon juice into the cream.
- Mix thoroughly but lightly, and spoon into tall individual glasses. (looks lovely in wine or champaign glasses).
- Sprinkle the remaining almonds/oatmeal and berries on top.
- Chill and Serve.
This was a wonderful desert. It also looked so pretty in the glasses. I will be serving it again for our St Patricks Day dinner.
My DH and I liked this pretty well, however, we both agreed that if we hadn't put the strawberries in it this wouldn't have been nearly as good. The only "tweaks" I made were: 1. didn't have any almonds, so I left them out. 2. I forgot to put the lemon juice in--I'm not sure that we missed it though...??? I think I needed to whip the cream a bit more, because the strawberries wanted to sink to the bottom, which again, I don't feel that that affected the flavor. Overall, very good....will make again, probably in the spring/summer when the weather is more suited for it. Thanks!!
I made it for PAC and I loved it! So easy and elegant. I substituted berries with fresh peaches. Wordeful! Thanks, Cinnamon1025!