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Cranachan Doughnuts Are The Thing That's Been Missing From Your Life

Whisky + raspberries + cream = heaven.

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This is cranachan. Lovely, creamy cranachan.

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It's a Scottish dessert made with whisky, raspberries, honey, whipped cream, and toasted, whisky-infused oats. So good.

And this is a doughnut.

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Meh. Nice, but not as exciting.

And this is the world's first cranachan doughnut.

Check out the raspberries on them. Fruity, whisky-filled Scottish doughnuts? Why hasn't this been done before?
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Check out the raspberries on them. Fruity, whisky-filled Scottish doughnuts? Why hasn't this been done before?

Aren't they the loveliest things?

They're not simply doughnuts filled with raspberries, honey, oats, and cream: The dough is infused with whisky too, and a dash of lemon to offset the sweetness.
Teadough

They're not simply doughnuts filled with raspberries, honey, oats, and cream: The dough is infused with whisky too, and a dash of lemon to offset the sweetness.

They're the work of Edinburgh-based pop-up tea and doughnut company Teadough.

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Teadough

When brother and sister Hannah and Arthur Dimsdale discovered that their ancestor invented the "dow-nut" in 1803 they decided to follow in her footsteps. They founded Teadough in 2014 with the help of an Edinburgh University grant.

All Teadough's doughnuts are freshly made by hand.

Hannah told BuzzFeed: "Making fresh doughnuts is trickier than you might think. The dough has to be left to rise in the fridge overnight, and after being knocked back the dough balls have to rise for another four hours."Their ancestor's 1803 recipe called for the doughnuts to be cooked in "hog's-lard", but thankfully Teadough's modern versions are entirely vegetarian.
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Hannah told BuzzFeed: "Making fresh doughnuts is trickier than you might think. The dough has to be left to rise in the fridge overnight, and after being knocked back the dough balls have to rise for another four hours."

Their ancestor's 1803 recipe called for the doughnuts to be cooked in "hog's-lard", but thankfully Teadough's modern versions are entirely vegetarian.

If you're not a cranachan fan, you could always try these chocolate and hazelnut doughnuts instead.

Teadough also sell white chocolate and vanilla crème patisserie doughnuts, and are trialling salted caramel, and fresh rhubarb and rose flavoured doughnuts as well.
Teadough

Teadough also sell white chocolate and vanilla crème patisserie doughnuts, and are trialling salted caramel, and fresh rhubarb and rose flavoured doughnuts as well.

Or you could go all out with a butterscotch cronut.

Because who needs to be able to fit into their clothes, right?
Teadough

Because who needs to be able to fit into their clothes, right?

Teadough also serve fancy, Scottish-grown tea by the Wee Tea Company to go with their treats.

Tea and doughnuts is a much more sophisticated (and British) combination than coffee and doughnuts. Take note, America.
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Tea and doughnuts is a much more sophisticated (and British) combination than coffee and doughnuts. Take note, America.

But wait, it gets even better.

Yes, they actually took a cranachan doughnut and filled it with Equi's cranachan ice cream. It's the most cranachany thing that has every existed.
Teadough / Equi's / Via Twitter: @teadoughUK

Yes, they actually took a cranachan doughnut and filled it with Equi's cranachan ice cream. It's the most cranachany thing that has every existed.

Can't decide which doughnuts to order? Simply buy six, put them in a bowl, and eat them with a spoon.

Hell, put milk on top too. Life's too short to deny yourself doughnut cereal.
Teadough / Via Twitter: @teadoughUK

Hell, put milk on top too. Life's too short to deny yourself doughnut cereal.

Thanks, Teadough.

Please make some Irn-Bru and tablet doughnuts next.
Teadough

Please make some Irn-Bru and tablet doughnuts next.

Teadough run stalls at various food festivals and events in and around Edinburgh. Check out their Facebook page to keep track of their whereabouts.