Oatmeal Episode 4: Stewed Apple

A friend of mine once stated that “anything tastes good with stewed fruit on top”. I’m not sure a marmite sandwich would, but I liked the cut of his jib by saying it so proudly.

I had never made my own stewed fruit before this week so set about trying it and it will definitely be something I do regularly from now on. Normally, you would skin the apple first as it makes a slightly better texture but there is a lot of good in apple skins, so I keep the little buggers on. 2 apples makes a good portion so will do minimum of 2 serves, more like 3. It will keep happily in a fridge, in a container, for a week.

Apart from that, it is a standard oatmeal with the same water/milk/oats ratio and I add a handful of raisins as I do to nearly every oatmeal I make.

Enjoy.

Oatmeal stew side

Serves 1 (makes enough puree for up to 3 serves)

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup of quick/porridge oats
  • ¾ cup soy milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 apples
  • handful raisins
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon plus…
  • dash of cinnamon to serve

 Oatmeal stew other

Cook it:

  1. Start by stewing the apples. Cut them into pieces, as close to the core as possible. Discard the cores. Add the pieces to a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes. Add the cinnamon and caster sugar and stir. Drain the excess water through a strainer and the puree will remain in the strainer.
  2. Add the oats, soy milk and water to a saucepan and put on a low to medium heat
  3. Using a soft spatula (or just wooden spoon if you don’t have one) keep stirring for about 2-3 minutes (or until the consistency is a bit too loose)
  4. Add the raisins and continue to cook until the desired consistency is reached
  5. Serve sprinkled with a dash (eeugh) of cinnamon and a big spoonful of stewed apple
  6. Easy.

Recommended Tunes:

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Fleetwood Mac “Fleetwood Mac”

I achieved a life dream yesterday and got to see Fleetwood Mac.

Both Christy and Stevie were on board so the set was amazing. It would have been cool to hear some Peter Green era stuff but doing it without Peter Green would be totally not cool, so I can see why they didn’t.

If you get a chance, jump on it, they are really good and make bands half their age look like chumps. The gig was at a winery though so I have a MAJOR hangover today. Help.

Listen – but do yourself a favour and buy it on vinyl!!

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