We’re currently enjoying a few days in Germany (in a little village called Diemelsee, very pretty!), and on the menu each morning is something called ‘Bircher Muesli’. Such a coincidence, as last week I spotted the same dish in my Sophie Dahl cookbook, Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights , which by the way I can recommend — it has some great recipes, all organised by season and meal (breakfast / lunch / dinner). It’s available through Amazon (UK or US ). Anyway, my eye was caught by her recipe of Bircher Muesli and since my husband had just made a fresh batch of homemade yoghurt we thought we’d give it a go. The principle behind Bircher Muesli is easy: you just stir together porridge oats with yoghurt, grated apple and some nuts and dried fruit, and leave it to chill overnight so the oats completely absorb the yoghurt and get nice and soggy, and the fruit is plump and swollen. The next morning you can just add some fresh fruit, honey or jam and enjoy a super healthy breakfast!
Here’s a rough how-to for 4 people, but you can totally vary!
Cover and place in the fridge. Leave overnight. Next morning, serve for breakfast with toppings like extra yoghurt, extra flaxseed, honey, and fresh seasonal fruit like banana, berries, melon, grapes, whatever you have. Or just some jam!
Love this, I used to make my own Bircher Museli and had totally forgotten about it. Thanks for reminding me!