Friday, June 3, 2011

Fast Flavor in Germany Part I: Breakfast Feasts of Muesli and Waffles

The waffle house is a 2 minute ride from the farm/complex we're staying on and it's amazing.  
Pretty hard to navigate a completely German menu, but I managed the buckwheat and dairy free options from the 'allergy' section (they also had spelt and gluten free) with two side sauces, and then brought a bunch of my own toppings. 
  • Buckwheat Dairy Free Waffle
  • Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds
  • Dried Mango and Blueberries
  • Banana/Strawberries
  • Maple Syrup and Vanilla Sauce
 My waffle was definitely the best, more crispy than Keegan's buckwheat w/ dairy version and a lot more hearty/less sweet on it's own and whole tasting than the normal waffles everyone else got.  Bringing all my own toppings (especially dried mango) was epic because I didn't have to pay extra and there's no way I could of figured out how to get them in German anyways! The maple syrup was the highest quality and the vanilla sauce was tasty but definitely dairy heavy, kind of like a vanilla creme pie filling.
My waffle pre-topping! Best tasting ever. The middle thing is some seeded grape like fruit that taste similar to a grapefruit. Anyone know what that is?
Almost everyone on the team got the day's Black Forest Special: the best Vanilla Bean Eis with whip cream, strawberries, and a dark chocolate sauce. Comes with a free Koffee.
(Fruity Blueberry)
We had access to a small 'store' right outside our apartment in the farm complex we stayed on.  Our farm contributed meat, eggs, apples, and yogurt.  Other local farmers dropped off fresh produce and products regularly, and you'd just write down what you took and leave money in the box.
With muesli available, Chocolate or Fruit (raspberry?) Muesli was a staple for breakfast.
(Banana-Dark Chocolate, Plant Protein Pre-Race)
 I always mixed it with some of the following:
  • Rice Milk
  • Yogurt (Plain or Dried Fruit Musli Flavored)
  • Water and Plant or Whey Protein Powder
  • Pumpkin/Sunflower Seeds
  • Blueberries, Banana, Cherries
  • Dried Mango/Blueberries
  • 85% Cacao Dark Chocolate
We decided to make a Muesli-Bake for a dessert treat.  A bunch of random quantity ingredient mixing until it looked good to go and then blasted via microwave (first time i've used one in a LONG time).
It was crunchy, yogurty, eggy, sweet, and chewy all in one. Here's how we did it:
  • Fruity Muesli
  • Musli Fruit Yogurt
  • 1 Egg
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Pumpkin and Sunflower Seeds
  • Almonds (best crunch factor)
Just mixed it all together until it seemed mostly oaty with just a bit of creaminess and microwaved for 4-6 minutes until cooked and somewhat crunchy!
Major success for a random compilation.  Super good with some Chocolate Almond Butter (we used a lot of these Justin's packets) and fresh sliced Banana.

One more breakfast picture to leave you with (foreshadowing a bit of Flavor Going Fast in Germany part II! See if you can guess which part it is)

1 comment:

  1. It's a Cape Gooseberry. I also discovered that delicious berry in Belgium in a salad I ordered. I loved it so much I bought a few basket of it during our trip. I miss it now that I am in the US.


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