Irish Oatmeal

Total Time
30 mins
15 mins

This is an adaptation of a recipe from The Historic Strater Hotel in Durango, CO. They use real Irish oats or steel cut oats but I can never find them so I use regular rolled oats. If anyone out there is lucky enough to find them, they do take longer to cook.

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  1. In a saucepan, heat corn syrup and brandy over medium heat; bring to a simmer.
  2. Add raisins and simmer 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Set aside to cool (I prepare the raisin-brandy sauce ahead of time, like the night before, to let the raisins soak up the brandy).
  4. In a saucepan, add water and salt; bring to a boil.
  5. Add butter and oats.
  6. Lower heat and simmer until oats are tender, about 6 to 10 minutes.
  7. Place 2 tablespoons of cream and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar, and 1 tablespoon of drained raisins in 4 bowls.
  8. Add steaming cooked oats and top with fresh berries.
  9. Each person stirs their bowl to enjoy the hidden surprise waiting underneath.