it's amazing how a little butane or propane can transform an ordinary breakfast item. oatmeal brûlée: oatmeal made with steel-cut oats cooked in water, sprinkled with brown sugar, which was then blowtorched for a crunchy brûléed finish, and served with fresh berries and cream. crack open the crust with a tap of the spoon, pour in the cream, and scoop it up with a bit of the burnt sugar and berries.
this can be made with any oatmeal or hot cereal recipe of your choice, and of course, any toppings of your choice. just be sure to cook the cereal a little drier than you normally would so the sugar caramelizes properly. if you'd like a higher burnt sugar-to-cereal ratio, use a shallow soup dish; if made in individual ramekins, these would be a nice addition to any brunch.
added benefit: breaking out that blowtorch wakes you up better than any cuppa will....
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