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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Meh to all of you and your bad netiquette.
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Old 23.08.2010, 16:33
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Yep I got some of this at the weekend, not sampled it yet but it's sounding good

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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

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Yep I got some of this at the weekend, not sampled it yet but it's sounding good
Bacon makes noise before you cook it?
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

http://www.bitterwallet.com/presenti...t-sundae/33636

try this.....?
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Old 23.08.2010, 17:52
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Aldi do a reasonable tasty "Swiss Bacon"

If bacon is too thin, just fry 2 slices together!
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

I've even tried Coop's Bio version of 'bacon'. As someone upthread said, this works as American streaky, but doesn't really do the job of proper British bacon and this isn't merely because it's cut too thin.

It's a faint hope, but I'd like something like the stuff I get from these suppliers when in the UK:

http://www.sillfield.co.uk
http://www.northfieldfarm.com/default.aspx
http://www.thegingerpig.co.uk/
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Ok cooked some of that coop bacon tonight, not far off the real thing, shame it's smoked like all other bacon here but it's better than the overly smoked streaky excuses for bacon we normally get

It sounded very good as it was cooking RD
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Yes.

IF WE CAN FIND THE INGREDIENTS
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Did anyone ever find UNSMOKED bacon here?....
And I desperately need to know any shop in Zürich that sells Branston Pickle, preferably in large jars...

PS; I haven't had kippers in years,.....someone mentioned them earlier in this thread but I have never seen real kippers in CH...
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

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And I desperately need to know any shop in Zürich that sells Branston Pickle, preferably in large jars...
Try Britshop:

https://www.britshop.ch

and for Bacon other than Coop there is also:

http://www.naturally-orkney.com/index.php
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

I just went to Coop in Sihl City and was surprised, disgusted, and then dismayed (in that order) to find they had NO ****ING BACON.

I duly found the nearest homeless person and kicked them till they stopped moving.

Not really, but I was annoyed about the bacon, considering they are the biggest in the area.
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Try Coop city in Bahnofstrasse and Bellvue. Its not that bad, not as nice as Colins but a lot cheaper. Good luck
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

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I've even tried Coop's Bio version of 'bacon'. As someone upthread said, this works as American streaky, but doesn't really do the job of proper British bacon and this isn't merely because it's cut too thin.

It's a faint hope, but I'd like something like the stuff I get from these suppliers when in the UK:

http://www.sillfield.co.uk
http://www.northfieldfarm.com/default.aspx
http://www.thegingerpig.co.uk/
I have to admit i'm still getting friends and family to bring over bacon each time and fill my freezer that way. The meat counter at the big coop seem to sell half reasonable sausages.

On another note Gastro Gnome, have you ever been to the Gingerpig restuarent in London? I'm going there in 2wks for a butchery course and then meal after with what we've butchered. Looks very interesting didn't know if you've been?
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

And Oats?
Anyone know where to find Oats for Oatmeal//Porridge?
What I have found ends up being a good source of fiber but not so nice to eat … if you know what I mean.
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And Oats?
Anyone know where to find Oats for Oatmeal//Porridge?
What I have found ends up being a good source of fiber but not so nice to eat … if you know what I mean.
Coop stocks oats....i use them to make my own granola etc, not sure if they are good for porridge though. They're called Haferflocken and come in different sized flakes
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I've even tried Coop's Bio version of 'bacon'. As someone upthread said, this works as American streaky, but doesn't really do the job of proper British bacon and this isn't merely because it's cut too thin.
as always, try the markets, örlikon or helvetiaplatz. very decent apenzeller bacon there, wild boar bacon as well. as a last resort, globus and jelmoli usually have proper pancetta among other things, and you can tell them exactly how thin (or thick) you want it.
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Coop stocks oats....i use them to make my own granola etc, not sure if they are good for porridge though. They're called Haferflocken and come in different sized flakes
None of the Oats I have found are good for Porridge.
They all stay hard even when cooked for seemingly hours.
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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

The ones I use are called 'flocons d'avoine' (no idea on the German, sorry). They cook up just fine using a ratio of 1 cup of oats to 2 and a smidge of milk, either on the stove or in the micro. A one child portion takes 3 mins in the micro on the 'one minute - stir - one minute - etc' method. Takes about 7 or 8 mins in the saucepan, regardless of quantity.

I've even found something at Migros that is a borderline acceptable substitute for Golden Syrup; it's in a glass jar with a red and white checkered lid like their jams and is called 'mélasses de table'.

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Edit: Oh, and LeShop do a reasonable 'English bacon', but you have to sell a kidney to be able to afford it.
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Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

Oats: haferflocken
Porridge oats: haferfloeckli

Haferfloeckli

The finer the flakes, (floeckli) the better they cook. I get "vollkorn-haferfloeckli" and stick it in a bowl, cover in water and zap it in the microwave for 2 mins. Perfect porridge.

Haferflocken might be the bigger ones (harder to soften), you need the "li". Have made that mistake and had to bake Anzacs with those oats instead - using my trusted Australian Women's Weekly recipe. Did you know you can buy these books at Orell Fussli's "The Bookshop" in Zurich?

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Re: Constructing an English Breakfast in Switzerland

thanks, I sometimes forget the all important Swiss "li".

In the USA they are called rolled Oats and can also be large or small, any idea on rolled or the steel cut Oats?
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