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Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)

Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)

(4 servings)    Printable Version
  • 2 ounces steel-cut oatmeal (about 1/3 cup)
  • 10 ounces heavy cream (about 1 and 1/3 cups)
  • 3 Tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 2 teaspoons runny honey
  • 12 ounces raspberries (about 2 cups)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
This recipe is in our oatmeal section but it's more of fruit parfait. Toasted steel-cut oats are mixed with whipped cream that's flavored with honey and Irish whiskey. That then becomes layers of creamy, crunchy sweetness separating layers of fresh raspberries. The toasted oats have a nutty flavor that work exceptionally well with the sweet cream. My only complaint would be that the oats still retained a slight chewiness when they were toasted to a golden tan color. When I make this next time, I'll toast the oats to a darker brown so they'll have more crunch. See additional notes below. (This recipe was submitted in 2005. It was tested and photographed in February 2014.)


Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)


How To Make Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)

Spread oatmeal out on a large cookie sheet. Toast under broiler (about 375 degrees) for about 10 minutes, stirring often until oatmeal is a golden tan color. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Whip the cream until it holds its shape. Stir in the honey and whiskey, followed by the toasted oatmeal.

In a medium bowl, toss the raspberries and sugar until berries are well coated.

In a serving glass, layer the berries and cream alternately to create a beautiful parfait.

Serve and enjoy.


Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)


Cooking Notes From Mr Breakfast

I found 1/3 cup of sugar to be excessive for tossing the raspberries. I reduced that to just 2 Tablespoons.

Use the Irish whiskey as if it is a weak flavor extract. I added 1 Tablespoon to the cream and gave it a taste after stirring. I only had to add a couple more teaspoons after that to get a nice flavor out of it. So, I ended up using half as much as the recipe asked for.



Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)



Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyday! The secret to this traditional oatmeal parfait is, seriously, just a little bit of Irish whiskey.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank leprican_katie for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Curach (Irish Honey Cream Oatmeal)?
Overall Average Rating = 5 (out of 5)
Based on 1 vote.


From Nicky II

Recipe Rating (out of 5):

A little whiskey with my oatmeal. Count me in!

Comment submitted: 1/1/2013 (#15019)



From Buckley

For 'Wal'... It's pronounced very much like 'couric' as in 'Katie Couric'. I know Curach as a kind of boat, I hadn't heard of the oatmeal until today.

Comment submitted: 10/25/2011 (#13073)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom Mr Breakfast (Team Breakfast Member)

Hi Wal,

It's pronounced sort of like "cola" but with an "R" replacing the "L". You can hear it pronounced here.

Your pal,
Mr Breakfast

Comment submitted: 7/23/2007 (#3251)



From Wal

How do you pronounce Curach?

Comment submitted: 7/23/2007 (#3246)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom DixieChick (Team Breakfast Member)

MyBrady - I saw you're comment and it made me hungry. I went through my absurdly unorganized drawer of recipes and found... Baked Apple Pie Oatmeal. If that link doesn't work, I added to the oatmeal page on this site. It's night here and I can't wait for breakfast tomorrow!

Comment submitted: 11/14/2006 (#728)



Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom mybrady (Team Breakfast Member)

Anyone have a recipe for baked apple oatmeal? It has butter, milk and egg in it and, of course, oatmeal - got the recipe?

Comment submitted: 11/14/2006 (#717)





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