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Friday, December 26, 2014

Muesli (Swiss-German)

Probably the best known breakfast cereal mix, Muesli was invented by a Swiss doctor, Maximilian Bircher-Benner at around 1900 for its health properties. Ever since, this lovely cereal mix has become a favorite all over the world, and one of the greatest things about it is how highly adaptable it is to personal preferences, if you make it at home.
It's very easy to make, you skip a ton of extra sugar and additives, and you also add almost any combo of cereals, nuts, dried fruit and even herbs and spices. Whatever suits your fancy :). Here's a basic recipe to get started. 

Last year: Crab starters with guacamole and black sesame.
Two years ago: Pumpernikel rounds with beef ham, mustard and cornichons.
Three years ago: Simple bundt cake with raisins (Romanian guguluf).
Four years ago: Pasta alla carbonara (Italian) and Ginger-lemon chicken breast with honey-spicy vegetable sautee.

Ingredients (for 2-3 portions):

  • 150 g rolled oats
  • 30 g wheat flakes
  • 30 g rice flakes
  • 30 g rye flakes
  • 30 g corn flakes
  • 30 g toasted buckwheat 
  • 30 g raisins
  • 4 dried apricots, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons large coconut chips
  • 3 tablespoons banana chips, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 teaspoon flax seeds (preferably ground)
  • a liquid to soak (preferably overnight): milk/soy milk/fruit juice or yogurt

Just mix everything together, and then choose the milk or yogurt you want to serve it with. It's done, dig in! :)

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