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Topic: [coffee] Re: +McCanns steel cut... (2 msgs / 38 lines)
1) From: Rick Farris
I haven't tried toasting the oats in butter, but you can bet I will.
What does the toasting do for them?  Make them cook faster?
I, too, cook my steel-cut oats in dairy, but I use a mixture of half
heavy-cream and half water.  I've tried cooking them in half-and-half
(light cream for you Brits) which you would think would be the same, but
it doesn't turn out the same.  I like to throw a handful of raisins in
with the water/cream mixture as it heats, plumping them and drawing out
their sweetness, then I add a small amount of brown sugar and a large
amount of butter at the end.  Yum.
-- Rick

2) From: Spencer W. Thomas
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It accentuates the flavor of the oats, and adds a nice toasted quality,
too.  They might cook a little faster, but mostly it's for flavor.  (Also,
coating the oats in butter may help reduce foaming a little.)
=S


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