Irish Oatmeal With Seasonal Berries
- 2 cups rolled oats (real Irish or steel cut outs if available)
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup seasonal berries (blueberries and blackberries work great)
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup brandy
- 8 Tablespoons cream
- 4 Tablespoons brown sugar
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
In a medium saucepan set to medium heat, bring corn syrup and brandy to a simmer. Add raisins and simmer 5 additional minutes. Set aside and alow to cool – the longer the better. You want the raisins to absorb the brandy.
In a fairly large saucepan, bring water and salt to a rolling boil. Add butter and oats. Immediately lower heat. Allow oats to simmer 7 to 10 minutes until oats are tender. Drain excess water from oats if neccessary.
Set out 4 serving bowls, place in the bootom of each bowl: 2 Tablespoons of cream, 1 Tablespoon of brown sugar and 1 Tablespoon of drained raisins. Add warm oats and top with fresh berries.