Give us this day our daily bread

Bread is important in Germany. Eating it has been almost the best part of our holiday.

Some is dense, dark, leather-brown, and perfect to accompany slices of ham, bierwurst or cheese. There’s chewy sourdough, perhaps flavoured with caraway or cumin. Even white bread is characterful and tasty.

We’ve fallen for our local bakery. It’s where we go every day for breakfast. Look what 1.80ā‚¬ buys us. The bread is still warm from the oven, there’s plenty of butter, and the jam home-made. And they serve coffee too.

Every weekday, the bakery opens at 5.30 a.m. and closes at 6.00 p.m., and it’s busy at the weekend too. This morning they were queuing outside the door, buying bread and cakes for the Whitsuntide weekend.

Tomorrow is our last day. We’ll be back in England by Tuesday morning. Normal service again.

18 thoughts on “Give us this day our daily bread”

  1. I don’t automatically think of bread when I think of Germany (except for maybe rye and pumpernickel) — the top photo reminds me of French bakeries. But then again, I didn’t see much of Germany on our train trip two years ago, just Freiburg, and we were staying with friends so didn’t explore many eateries. I clearly have more to discover!

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    1. I think French bakeries -with honourable exceptions of course – have lost their sparkle, and certainly the time-honoured baguette is too often disappointing these days. Honestly, I’d come to Germany just to eat bread every day.

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  2. Good luck with your bread making at home! I have had a long lull and break from making sourdough bread but have managed to keep the starter going in the fridge so also hope to be resuming bread making soon šŸ™‚

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  3. I would go to Germany just for their bread! It’s funny too that whenever I go to a Lidl, I head over to the German ‘heavy duty’ rye bread. Love it, just love it. And look at those prices – what a steal. I’ve never seen anything like that. England, eat your heart out! There is so much to learn, still. (although in some places you now can get a decent espresso)

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  4. Yes, Lidl here does a decent imitation of German style bread. But it’s still a bit ‘puff and blow’. And coffee, proper coffee is getting much easier to come by.

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