.. and you know what – they have good reason to be fussy over their bread! Since moving to Germany I have been spoilt with choices of bakeries and types of bread. Don’t get me wrong, I do miss Sainsburys bakery section with all the different types of breads but this is never on your doorstep. I have a selection of bakeries near my home and my office. Bakeries are not to be compared to those in the UK. Bread rolls here in Germany are fresh, tasty, cheap (we are looking at less than 0.20cents for a roll!) and always one on your doorstep. Bakeries in the UK have a wide selection of cakes and pastries but the bread is just not comparable.
In one of my previous blogs I did complain about sandwiches over here in Germany. A bread roll in Germany is tasty but that is because of the fresh bread and not because of the filling. Maybe if the fillings were a little more exciting (a girl can only handle so much salami and cheese!) then I would be heading to a bakery on a daily basis. Yet the bread itself is fresh and this is something you very rarely find in the UK. Sunday brunch in my flat usually consists of cheese and cold meats and all I (or should I say my boyfriend?) need to do is head down to the bakery to get a few fresh rolls. Usually these are still warm and fluffy. So next time you are staying in a hotel in Italy or Spain and you hear Germans complaining about how much they miss decent bread – just remember they have a good reason!