Spain is well known for having a great food culture, characterized by its variety and Mediterranean influence. As expected, breakfast in the country also has something unique, difficult to find anywhere else.
Baguette toasts with grated tomato
This simple but tasty breakfast can be found in any bar or cafe around the country, but it is also eaten frequently at home. It is served with a dash of olive oil and quite often with cured ham on top. To drink you can choose between the classic espresso or a big glass of fresh orange juice. Moreover, these toasts combine perfectly with olives!
Churros with hot chocolate
Even though this is the iconic breakfast of Madrid, you can easily find it wherever the part of Spain you are in. The traditional recipe uses only flour, salt and water. However, churros are often served with sprinkled sugar and always followed by a cup of hot chocolate, so you can dip them in. This sweet breakfast has also some health benefits. For example, hot chocolate is a powerful antioxidant and the feeling it produces acts as an anxiolytic. Furthermore, it will keep you warm during winter months.
Brunch with olives
Those who don’t like to eat first thing in the morning would enjoy the most traditional Spanish brunch: a filling bocadillo with an olive snack. Around 11:00 in the morning you will find terraces and bars crowded, full of people who are taking a break from work to taste this savoury meal.
Magdalenas with hot milk or coffee
Magdalena is the Spanish version of a muffin. This pastry is something you can buy at every bakery and supermarket and is consumed first time in the morning to start the day with energy. Some prefer to eat them alone, but most people love dunking them in hot milk with cacao or in their morning latte. You will find it really difficult to eat just one!
Toast with Soria’s butter
Seems like nothing special, many people in the world likes to spread butter on their toasts. But in Soria, a region in the north of Spain, these toasts are special since the butter used has a Protected Designation of Origin certificate. Furthermore, you can find three different varieties of this butter: natural, sweet or salty.
Are you ready to start your day the Spanish way?