Tuesday, 26 June 2007


Okay, it's happened. It's too darn hot for cooked oatmeal. Here's an alternative. This particular batch was made with strawberries and an Empire apple.

2 to 3 servings
20 minutes prep time

Birchermeusli (Bircher Meusli)1 cup yogurt
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup rolled oats (quick cook are probably the best for this)

2 cups mixed berries
1 large apple, washed and grated
sweetener if desired

Mix the yogurt, water, lemon juice and rolled oats.

Prepare the fruit: if using strawberries; rinse, hull and slice; if using other berries a quick rinse and pick-over will be enough. Wash the apple and grate it with the peel. Mix the fruit into the meusli.

This can be made the night before and kept covered in the fridge. Serve it with a little cream and sucanat, if desired. If you like a sweeter breakfast, or if your fruit is rather on the tart side, you may wish to add a little honey, maple syrup or sugar to the meusli. Nuts or sunflower seeds are also a popular addition.

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