Here's how to cook steel-cut oatmeal:
3 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon butter
a pinch of salt
1 cup of heavy cream
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 cup steel cup Irish oatmeal
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
Bring the water, butter and salt to a rolling boil in a small saucepan.
Meanwhile, whisk together the cream, maple syrup, and brown sugar in a small bowl until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is smooth. Set aside.
Add the oats gradually to the boiling water. Reduce the heat to low and let the mixture simmer for 1/2 hour, stirring frequently. After the first 20 minutes, stir in the cranberries, sugar and spices.
Serve the oatmeal immediately with the sweetened cream.Makes 3 to 4 servings.(Recipe from the immensely useful "One Bite Won't Kill You" by Ann Hodgman")