Irish Stirabout (oatmeal) Print Email

2 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup Irish steel cut oats
1/3 cup light corn syrup or honey
1/4 cup Irish whiskey or brandy
1 cup raisins
8 TBS cream
4 TBS brown sugar
4 TBS butter
1 cup fresh berries

The night before, boil two cups of water and salt, add oatmeal, stir and turn off the heat. Cover the pot and leave overnight. In a second pan, bring corn syrup and brandy to a simmer over medium heat. Add raisins and simmer 3 to 5 minutes. Cover and set-aside until morning.

The next morning, bring oats to a brisk boil and cook until they are just tender. Meanwhile, place 2 TBS of cream, 1 TBS brown sugar, 1 TBS butter, and 1 TBS drained raisins in each bowl. Add hot cooked oats and top with fresh berries. Serve, allowing each person to unveil the berries below.