German Easter Breakfast- The BEST German Breakfast of the Year!
German weekend breakfasts have a reputation for being delightful drawn out meals with loads of special things on the table… Aufschnitt, Brötchen, soft boiled eggs and fruit. But German EASTER Breakfast takes it up a notch. I’m not much of a morning person, but I was always happy to hop out of bed to enjoy this special meal with my family. Maybe it’s because Easter is one of the few holidays I was able to enjoy IN Germany…. Still, even today, we make Easter Breakfast a special lingering meal that everyone truly enjoys.
German Easter Breakfast
At home, my mother and I would always set the Easter Table the night before. A little extra care would go in to making sure that the white tablecloth was smooth, and that the perfect springtime table topper fit over it. The “good dishes” that she got for her wedding would come out of the cabinet, and so would the silverware and nice napkins. A centerpiece of flowers would go in the middle of it all, along with some bunny ornaments to make the table look extra festive.
The next morning, (after the egg hunt) we would find a special chocolate bunny or chocolate egg on our plate!
The table would be finished off with Brötchen (if we could get them!) or other breads. A sweet Easter Wreath was there to satisfy my mother’s craving for sweet yeast dough! Of course, everyone got an Ei (a soft boiled egg) in a special egg cup with their own spoon and salt shaker. Earlier in the week, a special trip to the German Store would have happened, so now there was a plate with fresh Westfalisches Schinken, Gelbwurst, Blutwurst, Jagdwurst und Salami! And the Cheese… my mother could live from cheese, so we always had a lot. Jam, honey and Nutella were all on the table too… and of course… Gute Butter (the good butter)!
Looking for something a little heartier? Why not do what my cousin does … make a Schinken Käse Eier Salat! A Fruit Salad is a delicious fresh addition, as is some yogurt. And of course, don’t forget the O-saft (orange juice)!
To finish off the table, scatter a few little chocolate eggs around for people to nibble as they sip their coffee. (Just be careful NOT TO SET HOT PLATES on them).
Don’t forget the BREAD and Brötchen!
Wurstsalat or Fleischsalat (Sausage Salad or Meat Salad)
Photo Credit- Gerhild Fulson from Just Like Oma
Just Like Oma has recipes for BOTH Wurst and Fleisch Salat. Both are a nice hearty addition to any breakfast or brunch. You’ll also find a delicious recipe for Fleisch Salat in my Easy German Cookbook. My cousin’s friend also gave me a delicious recipe for Schinken Käse Salat. You even add cut up Hard Boiled eggs (you might have a few lying around … it is Easter)
Hefezopf Osterkranz (Yeast Braid/ Easter Wreath)
This traditional braided sweetbread can be made with or without raisins. Instead of leaving it as a loaf, for Easter, I brought the ends together to make a wreath.
Find the recipe here-> Hefezopf
Spargel Quiche : German Quiche with Asparagus
Photo Credit- Sophie Herzog from Dirndle Kitchen
Turn your breakfast into more of a Brunch with this delicious Spargel Quiche from Dirndl Kitchen. She uses White and Green Asparagus (if you can’t find white, just use the green!). Top with bacon if you have meat eaters in your world, or just serve it vegetarian. It’s perfect either way!
Find the Recipe here-> Spargel Quiche
Osterlammkuchen (Easter Lamb Cake)
Who doesn’t want cake for breakfast? Especially if it’s shaped like a Lamb!
Find the recipe here-> Easter Lamb Cake
Make the Perfect German Ei
A soft-boiled Egg is a fixture at Breakfast time in Germany. Learn how to make one here–> German Egg
Order Special Aufschnitt (German Cold Cuts)
Schaller & Weber Pate Liver Gold Medal – 7 Oz. (Pack of 3)All Natural Teawurst (6 pack)SPECK, Smoked and Seasoned Prosciutto Ham, Cured in the European Alps Mountains, Alto Adige IGP, Boneless and Ready to Slice, Weight approx. 5 lbs, by Moser Tirolinger brandMilano SalamiGerman Cheese Board Gift SetBaldauf Cottage Garden Cheese
What are Your Special Easter Breakfast Ideas?