1 The evening before serving, soak the oatmeal in a bowl of water for 12 hours
2 The next day, drain the oatmeal and put it in a saucepan with the milk and butter. Bring to the boil then simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes or until the oats have softened
3 Remove from the heat and beat in the sugar, then the spices to taste. Stir in the double cream and serve
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