Yes, I watched another Kitchen Conundrum’s episode with Thomas, and this time it was about Oatmeal. There are oatmeals and then there are Oatmeals. Since steel cut oats are not widely available here, I have resorted in using organic oats or organic 4 cereal mixes to make my morning porridge. They are good, but nothing beats a good chunky steel cut oats oatmeal.
Some time ago I bought oat grains, but I never use them because it takes so long to make anything out of them. And here is where Thomas came to the rescue…
I had to google an idea that popped up after watching this video. My idea was to use my blender to cut the oats. I mean people grind nuts and ice in their blender, so why not oat grain. Yes, I did find one post where they explained how to make your own oat flour, but I didn’t want to grind them that fine. So I experimented. A small quantity of oat grains into the blender and surprise surprise…I had sort of steel cut oats.
Now that I had the required ingredient, I did as Thomas explained… soak them in water overnight. In to the fridge the cut oats went and in the morning I cooked them. And yes, it was exactly as I like my Oatmeal: chunky and tasty.
I love having my morning porridge with frozen berries and a bit of sugar. I also like to have it with butter, but I have noticed that if I place a dollop of butter on top of my porridge, it is never enough. So I have started to add the butter into the porridge at the cooking stage, this way the taste of butter is in every spoonful.