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What are some German breakfast foods? (NCR)

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
I teach kindergarten through 6th grade Sunday School class at my church. Our recent lessons were based around a theme of Germany-and next week we plan to bring breakfast foods commonly eaten in Germany.

Since this is such an international thread, I hope you can help out with good ideas. Somehow I cannot stomach bratwurst and fries early in the morning! LOL!

Thanks for your help, from myself and the little ones, too!
post #2 of 22
Hope this is a help.


http://www.goethe.de/gr/dub/projekt/enipess1.htm
post #3 of 22
Barbara, thanks for the link - made my stomach growl!
post #4 of 22
the link that barbara gave you is very correct, although where i live many germans still eat the old way technically breakfast and dinner is the same thing
you should see the way my bf eats meat!
He opens a pack of ham or salami or what ever Wurst there is, puts the whole pack on one slice of bread! to me that is not my tasting, i only like 1 - 2 slices of meat in my bread but then again im not german
post #5 of 22
Germans customarily eat a light breakfast consisting usually of coffee or tea and a roll, pastry, or other baked good and perhaps a setting of jelly or a slice of cold ham or other meat. Unfortunately many Germans now stop at McDonalds on their way into work. Yes fast food has hit Europe. Like Fwan I am not German but have lived on the economy for 6 years.
post #6 of 22
well i had a frech, germanised breakfast today! i stopped by this very delcious bakery, and had a hot crossaint with german melted cheese and ham hmmmmmm i love it!!
post #7 of 22
Barbara's link just about covers it. I could add two things: soft pretzels, cut in half and smeared with butter (eine Butterbrezel), not mustard (I know, I know, but I gross out Germans when I put mustard on mine), and Nutella, a hazelnut spread from Italy that you can get in some U.S. stores. Many German kids also will eat the Mars' or Reese's spread on white bread, but Nutella is far more popular here. Probably the most important thing is to get various types of bread and rolls, like rye, pumpernickel, whole grain, etc.. The firmer, the better - German bread isn't squishy.

fwan, Ben sounds like Robert, though he has cut down on the "Wurst" because of cholesterol! And you're right - there's not much difference between breakfast and dinner.
post #8 of 22
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Originally Posted by jcat
Barbara's link just about covers it. I could add two things: soft pretzels, cut in half and smeared with butter (eine Butterbrezel), not mustard (I know, I know, but I gross out Germans when I put mustard on mine), and Nutella, a hazelnut spread from Italy that you can get in some U.S. stores. Many German kids also will eat the Mars' or Reese's spread on white bread, but Nutella is far more popular here. Probably the most important thing is to get various types of bread and rolls, like rye, pumpernickel, whole grain, etc.. The firmer, the better - German bread isn't squishy.

fwan, Ben sounds like Robert, though he has cut down on the "Wurst" because of cholesterol! And you're right - there's not much difference between breakfast and dinner.
Just a few U.S. stores for Nutella? That stuff is all the rage around here... at least for small kids. Among elementary school kids its almost like the Puerto Rican version of peanut butter. I can get you an industrial sized box any time. Americans obviously don't know what they are missing.
post #9 of 22
Nutella is fairly cheap in Europe - I almost fainted when I saw the price of it in the U.S.!
post #10 of 22
Breakfast is fast becoming very similar all over the globe. However, when I lived in Germany I preferred sliced meat and cheese on fresh broetchen! YUM!!! Now I'm hungry.
post #11 of 22
ok, what is Nutella??

Like peanut butter (nut....ella?)

how is it different from peanut butter?
post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by pjk5900
ok, what is Nutella??

Like peanut butter (nut....ella?)

how is it different from peanut butter?
It's a hazelnut chocolate spread, and oh soooo good. It's the kind of stuff that you want to eat sinfully right from the jar. It's widely available in NYC, but that's probably because we have a million ethnic groups here, everything is available. All this talk of German food, makes me want to stroll into German-Town in Manhattan. Jeeze I miss my Nana's cooking, but if she were alive I'd probably be as big as Frankfurt!
post #13 of 22
I used to LOVE nutella as a kid....been in the mood for it lately too....
the "eine Butterbrezel" sounds delicious. I think id like about 3 lol
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks so much! I've had Nutella, too. It IS wonderful! Tastes like the inside of a candybar! It's hazelnut and chocolate, and great on a peanut butter sandwich. I haven't looked for it recently, but will pick up a jar before Sunday.

That pretzel with butter sounds good, too. Maybe I can get frozen pretzels...someone else is bringing rolls.

Our book lists two popular drinks as hot chocolate, and one that is like a mixture of rootbeer and orange pop.

I think I'll bring a copy of the page you linked, so I can show it to the kids.

Thanks everyone, for all the help. I'll let the little ones know how helpful my international friends are!
post #15 of 22
well considering i lived in italy i am quite put off by nutella, although i sort of invented at bens birthday, to make a plain cake cut it in half and smear the middle with nutella! everybody loved it!


Another way i really like nutella is to put, a mug of milk in a saucepan, and add a spoon of nutella, stir untill melted and drink hot as if its hot chocolate!!!

back then cacao was really expensive so nutella had to do



Oh and tricia i have a friend here who eats sausages with nutella and she is german!
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
I'm going to try that hot "Nutella" chocolate milk. Sounds good. I don't think I will try it on sausages, although I like a little maple syrup from the pancakes on my breakfast sausage!

Fwan, does your kitty really brush her teeth, or is that just a really cute pic?
post #17 of 22
Oh gawd - don't get me started on Nutella!
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
Our book lists two popular drinks as hot chocolate, and one that is like a mixture of rootbeer and orange pop.
That would be "Spezi", generally half cola and half orange pop. I prefer Dr. Pepper....
post #19 of 22
Thread Starter 
Oh, Thanks. Tomorrow's the day...I'll let you all know how it goes! Again, thanks for the help. It's one thing to read about it in a book, or even online, but to get advice from those who know is great!
post #20 of 22
Thread Starter 
Well, all the kids liked Nutella. 3 of 7 kids liked sauerkraut, which is shocking to me! My son wouldn't even taste it, my daughter tasted it and hated it! Of course my dh says his Mom used to make it home-made, and it tastes totally different than the kind you buy at the store.

The kids liked the Spezi, and the soft pretzels with butter, and the hot cocoa! They enjoyed the meat and cheese for breakfast. It was really fun, and I thank you all for your input!
post #21 of 22
I'm glad to hear it was a success! I'm not surprised that Nutella was a hit. Sauerkraut is something kids have to acquire a taste for. I cook it with apple slices, and our nieces and nephews like it that way.
post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by Beckiboo
I'm going to try that hot "Nutella" chocolate milk. Sounds good. I don't think I will try it on sausages, although I like a little maple syrup from the pancakes on my breakfast sausage!

Fwan, does your kitty really brush her teeth, or is that just a really cute pic?
yes he does, he has stolen bf's new toothbrush he just likes to chew on it.
He has learned to pick up the phone when it rings constantly and flush the toilet
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