|Sarum Tunic from Cabin Fever|
OK, that's the brose explained, but what about the Atholl?
Atholl Brose a.k.a. Athol Brose, Athole Brose is a Scottish drink obtained by mixing oatmeal brose (see above) with honey, whiskey, and sometimes cream (particularly on festive occasions). When made with cream the drink is somewhat like Bailey's Irish Cream. Atholl Brose has also become an alternative name for the dessert Cranachan (with or without raspberries), which uses the same ingredients as the drink. I love the versatility here! If you don't want to drink it, you can eat it for dessert!
According to legend, the drink is named after the first Earl of Atholl, who quashed a Highland rebellion in 1475 by filling the rebel leader's well with a potent mixture of AB, making him very vulnerable!
Perhaps the Scottish version of a Molotov Cocktail!
Here are the directions:
- 7 parts oatmeal brose
- 7 parts whisky
- 5 parts cream
- 1 part honey
Personally, I think that Atholl Brose is an acquired taste. I love oatmeal - maybe I just have to get used to the idea of lacing it with whiskey! Hmmm, shouldn't be too difficult - but not on a morning when I plan to ski - hiccup!..or knit...or do much of anything else!
|Ridgeway from Cabin Fever|
The pictures - killer sweaters using Elizabeth Zimmerman's no-sew knitting technique with percentages from Cabin Fever.
Dinner? Well I posted a while ago a link to Oatmeal pancakes
Sorry you'll have to go to this post to find it. Now, to this recipe you could add some liqueur to fancy it up a little, could be interesting! Enjoy!