Puts “oatmeal” to shame!
- 1 ½ cups water
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup steel cut oats
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Handful of dried fruit (cherries or cranberries are good)
Bring the water and milk to a simmer in a wide bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat, add oats, and toast, stirring constantly until they are fragrant and golden.
Stir the toasted oats into the simmering milk/water mixture, and reduce the heat to low. Simmer gently for 20 minutes until it resembles gravy; stir occasionally.
Stir in the salt, and the dried fruit. Continue to simmer for about 5 to 10 more minutes until the oats absorb almost all the rest of the liquid and the oats are creamy.
Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. A stirred-style fruit yogurt on top is delicious.