fruehstueck

Compared to the breakfasts of many nations, a typical Deutsches Frühstück is rather extensive. While I do not think that most Germans eat Spiegelei (sunny side up eggs) or Rührei (scrambled eggs) for breakfast or really take tea in the morning as pictured above (coffee usually rules the early morning), the rest (as pictured) is definitely what happens on the average German breakfast table. Cold meats as in cold cuts and assorted sausage and cheeses are served alongside a variety of breads and rolls. There are always some sweet toppings like honey, jam, marmalade, and Nutella. Soft-boiled eggs are common, and there may be some cereal, fruit, or vegetables like tomatoes or radishes. We’re obsessed with bread and rolls and have countless varieties, but usually only realize how good the bread and how uncommon our breakfast really is once we travel abroad, where it often just is some white bread and jam with coffee, or pastry. :) Other than the US and UK, we traditionally don’t do warm breakfasts at all - pancakes, bacon, baked beans, scrambled eggs or grilled tomatoes are not happening in the morning. It would be considered brunch or lunch by most. Muesli is the breakfast cereal of distinction in Germany rather than American-style sweet cereals, which many would consider to be kid food. Muesli is a mix of grains, seeds, dried fruit and other wholesome ingredients - like a granola bar in a bowl. It’s eaten with yogurt or milk. Many find muesli to be bland, though, so it’s a matter of taste. Bread/rolls and savory toppings like cheese or cold colds and jam are the main thing, and we usually butter our bread before topping it. The most common German breakfast beverage is definitely coffee, followed by fruit juices (usually orange juice, multivitamin juice, apple juice) and maybe tea and Kakao (hot chocolate) or milk. Cakes and pastries are more likely to be eaten in the afternoon as Kaffee und Kuchen.

anonymous asked:

Ciao, what would be a typical German breakfast ?

Ciao, a typical German breakfast features fresh bread rolls and bread or toast, butter/margarine, assorted cheeses (like cream cheese, cottage cheese, brie, camembert, quark), assorted sausage/cold cuts (called Aufschnitt), honey and marmelade/jam or Nutella, coffee, milk, juice or tea, vegetables (like radishes, cucumber, tomato), and fruit (like berries, kiwis, bananas, oranges). Also popular are soft-boiled eggs. Some people like yogurt or cornflakes or müsli. 

It will look something like this: 

For many more examples of regular German breakfasts, see the breakfast tag. I should add that, seeing that breakfasts in Germany are quite elaborate with many choices, we’re often not used to really simple breakfasts when traveling. So now you know why Germans MIGHT complain at the sight of just bread and jam for breakfast or some random donut and coffee. ;) We’re really spoiled when it comes to breakfast.

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Another German breakfast

Das Frühstück - another German breakfast. In Deutschland besteht das Frühstück üblicherweise aus einem Heißgetränk (Kaffee, Tee, Milch oder Kakao) sowie aus Backwaren (Brot, Toast, Brötchen oder anderem Kleingebäck) mit Butter oder Margarine, Marmelade, Zuckerrübensirup, Honig, Nuss-Nougat-Creme, Wurst, Käse, Quark, Frühstücksei, Saft, Müsli, Frühstücksflocken, Joghurt oder Obst. Eine Sonderform ist der Brunch, der Frühstück und Mittagessen kombiniert und eher am späten Vormittag eingenommen wird - Brunch ist besonders am Sonntag beliebt und wird oft ausser Haus eingenommen. Der Ausdruck setzt sich aus “breakfast” (= Frühstück) und “lunch” (= Mittagessen) zusammen. Da es den Brunch häufig in Buffetform mit reicher Auswahl gibt, ersetzt er in solchen Fällen Frühstück und Mittagessen gleichzeitig und gilt damit als geeignet für Spätaufsteher. 

Breakfasts around the world (auf Deutsch) here.