Anyone who knows me personally or follows my blog (closely) will know how much I love crème brûlée. Just search for the stuff in this site’s search box and posts upon posts will pop up. Whether I just mention it or actually made a version of it, you’ll see my love for this classic French dessert. Sometimes, I make it and don’t even take photos. Otherwise, I’ll be taking photos all the time. Although I’m in loveeee with the custard part of a brûlée, it’s the crackly crust that does it every time for me. Mmmmmmmmm. But there are some days when I just don’t have the time and/or energy to make crème brûlée. That’s when I try to find ways to improvise. Last time it was Yogurt Brûlée and this time it’s with oatmeal. I’m not exaggerating when I say how darn good this was!!! Try. It. Soon!
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups evaporated milk
1 cup water
1 tsp vanilla
berries of choice (I went with strawberries, raspberries and blueberries)
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp white sugar (to brûlée)
1. Place all ingredients, except berries, in a heavy saucepan and cook over medium to high heat, stirring frequently until it boils. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, or until milk has been absorbed and the oats have softened.
2. Spoon oatmeal into ramekins and fill up halfway. Add desired amount of berries on top of oatmeal like this….
3. Cover with more oatmeal. (I ended up mixing my berries and oatmeal up in the ramekin as opposed to having oatmeal, layer of berries, more oatmeal). Let sit and cool for about 5 minutes.
4. Sprinkle with sugar and whip out hand torch and burn sugar until light golden brown. Garnish as you wish.
My first spoonful…..O.M.G!
Bye For Now…..