While in some parts of the world it is the height of summer,
here in Australia it is clearly winter
and while we don't get snow it does get cold- well for us anyway!
Where we live we get quite heavy frosts and while that may not seem bad to some, it is quite cold,
particularly when our houses are built for summer and not winter
and we don't have anything like central heating.
It is really cold here this morning although there is no frost, although we did have frost yesterday morning and the morning before.
My fingers are frozen as I type.
So in the interests of keeping warm I thought I would post a warming breakfast that we have been enjoying here at five brothers one sister.
We call it pink porridge.
It is simply rolled oats that I pop a cup full of frozen mixed berries in at the beginning of cooking and allow them to cook and seep through the porridge as it is cooking.
The kids love it as it makes the porridge taste wonderful.
I usually add a little dextrose or rice malt syrup to the mixture as frozen berries can be a bit tart.
The kids eat it as is- no need to add milk or sugar.
A variation on this is to add apples, blueberries and cinnamon- yum!
I am off to get something warm into me and defrost my frozen fingers!