who come on retreat
here four times a year,
requested this recipe.
The warmth and good humor
of our times at table with them
is always a beautiful gift.
So here it is,
with thanks also to our friend Jane Bond,
and her girlfriends,
who came on retreat a few years ago
and told us about this scrumptious dish.
Turtle Rock Farm Baked Oatmeal
Serves 6-8. For 10, use 1 ½ recipes
3 cups oats (extra thick oats, or gluten-free extra thick oats)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened or melted
2 cups milk
2 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
cinnamon, to suit your taste
dash of freshly-grated whole nutmeg
nuts, dried fruit, fresh fruit—kinds and amounts, your preference
Serve with yogurt or milk; more fresh fruit if you’d like.
Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Butter a 13×9-inch baking dish.
Mix all ingredients and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden on top.