Fall Breezes In…

How do we know it’s fall? You can smell it for sure: the scent of just-fallen leaves, the smoky aroma from a nearby chimney… Then there’s the deep aroma of rich fall foods you’ve secretly been waiting to eat since summer, like short ribs braising in red wine, a roast chicken. Maybe there’s a pecan pie in there. The list truly is endless.

While you may be craving some of the more serious comfort foods for dinner & dessert, let’s consider breakfast for a moment. How about a hot bowl of steel-cut oatmeal? Bland maybe, boring never, especially if you consider it a blank canvas for any sort of accoutrement you may wish. Our team here at iSi suggests adding another delectable touch with a dollop of cinnamon cream. Not only does this cinnamon cream recipe below pair well with the nutty flavor of the oats, there’s a touch of sweetness that’s perfect with any fruits you may wish to add. Plus it adds a dose of decadence that provides additional texture and a richer mouthfeel. Go ahead, those colder mornings give you the perfect excuse.

CINNAMON CREAM
Ingredients for 1 pint Creative Whip
2 cups chilled heavy cream
1/4 cup Monin cinnamon syrup

Procedure:
Pour heavy cream and syrup into a 1 pint iSi Creative Whip. Screw on one iSi cream charger and shake vigorously 3 to 5 times, depending on desired consistency. Use immediately or refrigerate for up to 10 days until needed.

While we’ve paired this cream with a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal topped with fruit and nuts, it’s a very versatile recipe and pairs well with just about anything. Try it on your hot chocolate, your morning stack of pancakes, or on a slice of well-deserved pecan pie.

Post and photo by Judiaann Woo | PUBLISHED: October 26, 2011