Breakfast in Switzerland

Breakfast, the most important meal of the day. 

Photo by  Brooke Lark  on  Unsplash

Photo by Brooke Lark on Unsplash

What do you eat for breakfast?

Its a question I ask often of my friends and the other week in my painting class, I was discussing with one of them about their upcoming trip to Madrid. We talked about how late the Spanish often eat their meals and then I asked the inevitable question, “so what do they eat for breakfast?”

I struggle with breakfast.   I've been experimenting over the past year with different things, in search of the breakfast which will give me the best start to my day.  I've tried green smoothies, overnight oats, eggs and other high protein breakfasts, but nothing seems to be the right thing for me. WHY?

So once again, I'm turning to the blogosphere to help me on my mission to find the perfect breakfast for me. 

I love food and so I really enjoy hearing about what people around the world eat, in general. I often take that inspiration and incorporate it into my own meals. So why not share with each other?

I'll start.  

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Here in Switzerland, the base for breakfast would be either bread or yogurt. Maybe as a treat you might find Rösti (grated fried potato) with eggs. On the weekend we love to enjoy Zopf, a beautiful glossy milk-based braided loaf. We enjoy Zopf almost every single Sunday, either buying it at the bakery, or at the supermarket the night before if it has to be an early breakfast. Sometimes we even make it ourselves. Check out Little Zurich Kitchen's for Zopf recipe in English. 

Smother Zopf with jam or honey like my oldest does, or enjoy it with a poached egg like I do. Little Z loves dipping her bread in an egg, she calls it "dippy dip," but she is rather a hipster and also a big fan of avocado. 

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Please help me to expand my breakfast choices! I would love to hear from you, and all about what you eat for breakfast. 

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