There has been a breakfast treat I've been dying to make for years. Yes, years. Never let it be said that I don't work out all the angles before I tackle something. HA! I wish!
Honestly I bought these little red bowls about 4 or 5 years ago, just to make this dish....and today was the first time I actually made it.
So....are you curious? Do you want to know what took me so long to work up the nerve to make?
Oatmeal Brulee! ( I have no idea how to put the accent in there on blogger.)
Start of by making your oatmeal.
|Honestly, I just cleaned that stove top! No, really! What? You have your doubts? Well please keep them to yourself!|
(And we make the cooked kind, c'mon, it only takes about 5 minutes of cooking - it's really fast and so much tastier. You can go here to read more about my oatmeal obsession. )
Then because everybody likes a little something different on their oatmeal, I pulled out the dried fruit and nut basket from the pantry, some spices, and maple syrup.
Worker Bee wanted maple syrup.
Baby Bee wanted raisins and cinnamon.
Baby Bee's BFF (we came up with a nickname for her --- Strawberry Bee!) wanted cinnamon and brown sugar.
And I, Sweet Bee, wanted a dried berry medley (and of course, Trader Joe's has just such a blend).
After cooking the oatmeal, I added everything each person wanted and stirred it up.
Then, I spread brown sugar all over the top of the oatmeal.
Now you could use a kitchen torch, but do I have one of those? No, of course not (although I've thought about buying one many times), but I do have a broiler (on my oven, of course).
Popped those cute red bowls in the oven and broiled the heck out of that brown sugar.
Smelled so good!!!
I pulled them out and....well......we mostly had that nice crunchy top on our oatmeal. I have to confess, it was not a complete and total success.
I think next time I would smooth the top of the oatmeal and then spread the brown sugar more evenly on top. (Also Worker Bee's maple syrup made it a little runny and he never did get a crackling top.)
And guess what? I'm making it again tomorrow morning! Definitely worth the effort to achieve perfection on this simple dish.
Have I convinced you? Are you going to try it?
It's been a treat to see you! (Sort of like how Oatmeal Brulee is a treat!)
All of us at Sweet Bee Cottage love to read your comments and thank you for your visit!
Hope you're enjoying getting ready for your Thanksgiving!
And, of course, I've got to link up for Rednesday
with the delightful Sue!