I lived in Paris for 4 months and in Valladolid, Spain for 6 months as a student and in both cities, the traditional everyday breakfast was this (although some adults have black coffee rather than chocolate milk!). In Spain I lived with a local family and everyone had a variation of this breakfast each day. It really hits the spot and with some fruit it is a well-balanced breakfast. This is a great way for kids to have fun learning about other parts of the world and works well with a class of schoolchildren. I haven't specified amounts for the toppings as that's all down to personal taste.
- If possible, buy a french stick that is part-baked so you can bake it at home for that truly fresh texture.
- Cut the french stick in half vertically, then halve each part horizontally.
- Spread a thin layer of butter over each piece of bread, then top with strawberry jam.
- Serve with a glass of chocolate milk, or if you want to have a really authentic breakfast, pour the chocolate milk into a bowl and dunk the bread and jam before savouring each bite!
I used a homemade baguette No-Knead Small Baguette (Stecca) and black raspberry jam. Ah, bistro heaven!
France and Spain are a long way away from me these days..no more hopping across the Channel whenever we feel like it...so this was a real trip down memory lane for me...and one that I, and the children thoroughly enjoyed, and savoured.
Fantastic start to our day-thanks Shuzbud.
Made for THINK PINK-OCT '11
What's not to love?? This is simple, quick, delicious, and definately a kid pleaser! I wanted to serve it warm so I tried to buy a par-baked baguette, but was unable to get one. Instead, I bought a pack of par-baked dinner rolls, and they were perfect (I told the kids they were mini-baguettes! Lol). Made for ZWT7-Switzerland. (Vivacious Violets)