Saturday, 3 October 2009

A German Breakfast

Today's is the 3rd of October, a public holiday in here, since it's the German Reunification Day. I doubt that this day means a lot to most Germans nowadays, however this day is a quite special day for me because the 3rd of October was the day when I first got to know my husband. It's been ages ago....! We started as friends and a few years later we started going out. The fact that now we're husband and wife is actually quite weird and funny in a way. Well, however, just to celebrate this day, which also coincides with the German reunification day, I decided to have something German - a quite typical German breakfast : Brötchen (rolls) with an assortment of Schinken (hams) and Wurst ( sausages). There are of course many types of hams and sausages in Germany and I would love to show them all, unfortunately we're only a household of two so it's quite impossible and absurd to buy too many sorts of sausages and hams - they would have gone bad before we've had the chance to eat them.


I used to think it weird and boring, just eating plain rolls with sausages or hams. But I think it's really a matter of getting used to it. After some time I grew to love this kind of breakfast - although I do like variation. If it's just a roll with one type of ham or sausage, then I would still find it not that very appetising.


Left: rote Wurst (red sausage), Frühstuckschinken (breakfast smoked ham) and Gyros Schinkenbraten (cooked ham, Gyros flavour).
Right: Slices of cooked egg, rote Wurst and Leberwurst

One of my favourite toppings for my rolls is called Leberwurst - it's a liver paté mixed with different types of herbs. You can see it pictured on the right handside, next to the salami-looking sausage.

That's it for now... For lunch I intend to make "four-flavour dumplings". Well, let's hope that it's going to be a success, so that I can also blog about it ;-)!



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10 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!! I know how you feel, my hubby and I met October 18th and it always have been a special day for us! Your breakfast looks great, it is very similar to what we would serve in Poland as well.

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  2. 3rd October is also Mooncake or Mid Autumn Festival in Chinese culture. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  3. You really make me drooling and also miss Germany!!! :)

    Love leberwurst too!

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  4. Kuning telurnya 'kuning' sekali ya, di Indonesia cuma telur ayam kampung yg bisa spt itu :D

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  5. Sinta
    gw suka banget semua sosis2 German kae gitu , mau type apapun .
    ngiler banget he222

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  6. gosh! i love prosciutto and all types of salumi!! Fantastic meal to start a day. In Italy, the people only have a piece of pastry with a cup of coffee. too simple to me! :)

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  7. @ Slywia - I can imagine that the dishes in Poland are in a way quite similar to the dishes in Germany... I have never eaten something Polish though, but I am sure there are a lot of interesting and delicious Polish dishes absolutely worth a try.

    @Cookingpractice - We normally only have this kind of breakfast during the weekend (and with less varieties), during the weekday my breakfast is extremely boring, just a slice of bread with one type of ham/sausage - no time to prepare for fancy breakfast as I always have to dash to work every morning...:(!

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  8. @Selba - Then you maybe should visit Germany again one day:)! In which part of Germany did you use to live before?

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  9. That's quite a feast! Look forward to your dumplings post ;)

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