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Oatmeal Brule

Ingredients:
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3 egg yolks
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- cooked oatmeal 
Method:
1. Beat egg yolks and brown sugar in top of double boiler until pale and thick.
2. Place over saucepan of boiling water and whisk until thick, about 4 to 5 minutes
3. Add 1/2  cup of the half and half a little at a time whisking
4. Add the remaining ¼ cup
5. Cool mixture stirring occasionally 
This mixture can be made up to 24 hours ahead then stored in fridge
In the morning:
1. Cook oatmeal for 4 people  (I start with very hot water to keep the flakes full.  For creamy oatmeal start with cold water)
2. Add ½ of the yolk mixture
3. Fill ramekins with oatmeal/brule mixture and top with the creamy mixture.
4. Leave in the oven at 200 degrees to keep warm in a pan of hot water until ready.
I make this 1 hours hour ahead of serving. The top will crust over. Before serving sprinkle brown sugar over the mixture and broil under a hot broiler until the sugar bubbles and caramelizes
Serve with a warm berry mixture on the side.