Monday, July 7, 2008

Snack Time à la Suisse (some assembly required)

A child's mid-morning or afternoon snack is called a gouter (goo-TAY). The most traditional gouter is pain au chocolat or chocolate bread. Here's how it's done:
  1. Prepare some fruit, any kind you like. (Kids will eat anything for what's coming next.)
  2. You'll need one branche of chocolate (a bar of chocolate with or without nougat) and one pain au lait (Bread made with milk shaped like a hot dog bun).
  3. Cut the pain on it's length, lay the branche inside and, voilà, gouter is ready.
  4. Insist the child eat the fruit first, then let them devour the pain au chocolat in relative peace.

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