Saturday, May 16, 2015

Crème Brûlée Oats

This fancy oatmeal is simply scrumptious. Who am I kidding?!  This is like a desert!  It is basically an old fashioned oatmeal, caramelized sugar, topped with berries, almonds and a home made vanilla bean whipped cream.  Impress the guests for breakfast or just indulge yourself.  You will make it again, guaranteed! 



1/2 cup - old fashioned oats 

1 cup - whole milk or 2%

pinch of salt 

1 teaspoon - brown sugar 

1 1/2 tablespoon - granulated sugar

Home Made Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream:

1/2 cup - heavy cream 

1 teaspoon - granulated sugar 

1/2 - vanilla bean, scraped (preferably Madagascar bean) 

berries to garnish 

almonds to garnish 


Cook oats in milk and a pinch of salt according to the package directions or until tender. Mix in the brown sugar, pour in a serving bowl and press the oats with a spoon making a nice flat surface. Set aside to cool. 

In the mean while prepare the whipped cream. In a medium bowl add the heavy cream, sugar and the vanilla scrapings. Mix well. With a mixer, mix until the cream is thick and looks like a whipped cream. 

Back to the oats. Sprinkle the granulated sugar on top of the oats and shake the bowl distributing the sugar evenly. With a blow torch caramelize the sugar just like you would on a creme brûlée. The sugar will be wet so it will take you a little longer to blow torch it. Be careful as the longer you blow torch it, it could burn the oats. It doesn't have to be as golden brown as a creme brûlée. 

Top with berries of your choice. Add the whipped cream and sprinkle with almonds and ta daaa!!! Your creme brûlée oats is ready! 

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