“Pease porridge hot, pease porridge cold,
pease porridge in the pot, nine days old,
Some like it hot, some like it cold,
Some like it in the pot, nine days old.”
As this old nursery rhyme goes, porridge is my children’s favourite breakfast in the winter (they switch to muesli with cold milk when the weather gets warm) and they do like it cold. But serve it twice and they won’t eat it. I microwave it but they never get fooled.
So what do I do? Transform it into ‘porridge cookies’. With a rather fancy name and new fresh ingredients added, the humble porridge from early morning turns into my children’s favourite afternoon snack.
Here’s what I do with leftover porridge: