I love a good fry up but now that I understand that I am intolerant to cows’ milk and pork, I have started a journey to find the best alternative breakfast I can, there’s still a little refinement needed and I’m going to experiment with making our own sausages rather than buy from the supermarket.
I’ve been working on making the best cow milk alternative for coffee and have almost got the recipe and method nailed for Oat Milk.
Here’s a breakdown of the key components
Oat Milk Latte
For the coffee, I prefer to grind my own beans from Origin Coffee immediately before brewing.
There’s lots of choice now in the supermarkets for this but the quality, price and availability in our supermarkets nearby really varies so I decided to make my own.
After a lot of trial and not too much error, this is my current recipe:-
– 1 cup of organic rolled oats, rinsed in filtered cold water
– 4 cups of filtered cold water
– 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla essence
– 1 tablespoon of runny honey
– 1/4 teaspoon of Cornish Sea Salt
Put all the ingredients in a Nutribullet and blend for exactly 30 seconds
Leave the blended milk in the container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour
Take out of the fridge, shake it well and filter through cheese cloth into a jug, pour into a milk bottle and put it back in the fridge.
Before using the milk, give it a good shake as there’s no nasty stabilisers or anything like that to keep the solids in suspension.
My biggest discovery has been Goat Butter from St Helen’s Farm, it really tastes no different to cow milk butter, I still don’t use much of it but it is great for spreading on toast or, as I did this morning, use in the frying pan for frying the mushrooms and sausages.
Quite simple I know but finding the ingredients and putting them together took a little thought, it’s now just as easy as cooking any other fry up, in-fact this morning in another pan, I cooked pork sausages, bacon and tomato for Andrea.
Next steps are to refine the oat milk filtering process, develop a great recipe for homemade sausages (chicken or beef) and add a hash brown recipe to the dish.