Recipe by twissis
Submitted by reader Brittan H. of Vermont, this recipe was described as a new take on an old favorite & found in 1 of my Grandparents.com newsletters. What could be more British than starting your dy w/an infusion of tea? (Cooking time was estimated & 5 min prep time allowed) *Enjoy!*
Top Review by loof
Wow - this oatmeal is really delicious! A little more trouble than I usually go to for my morning oatmeal but worth it for a special treat once in a while. The flavor of the tea really comes through and is a great match for the nutty toasted oatmeal. The lemon and honey flavors were subtle; you suggested topping with fruit so I used blueberries and it was perfect with this. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup water
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup steel cut oats
- 4 earl grey tea bags
- 2 tablespoons lemon zest
- honey (To Taste)
Directions See How It's Made
- In a lrg saucepan, combine milk & water until simmering. Remove from heat & add tea bags. Allow to steep for 5-10 minutes.
- While the teabags are steeping, toast the oats. In a skillet set over low-heat, add 1 ½ tbsp of butter. When butter stops foaming, add the oatmeal. Stir until butter & oatmeal are well-combined. When oatmeal is toasted & smells rich & nutty, remove from heat.
- Remove the tea bags from the saucepan. Place on med-heat & return to a boil. Add oatmeal to the saucepan. Turn down to low-heat. Sprinkle in lemon zest & sweeten with honey to taste. Allow to cook until the oatmeal is thick & creamy. Serve warm, topped w/fruit, nuts or more honey. Thin w/milk as desired.