Since I've been in Switzerland
this has become my favourite mid-morning snack. A schoggi gipfel
is a very light, sweet pastry
similar to a croissant
, with a light chocolate filling.
The pastry is smaller than a croissant and the crescent
shape less complete, but the looped wrapping is similar. A liberal spread of butter
on the top ensures the gipfel stays moist
Naturally, the chocolate
"Schoggi") is excellent. It's soft, fudge-like and rich in flavour. Usually a fine example of Swiss confectionery
At about 11am I descend the stairs past the server room with a coffee, a schoggi gipfel and a big smile, burping "gute morgen
" to all and sundry. I would probably have a second one in the afternoon if they didn't all disappear so quickly. The caffeine
make it an excellent start to a hard day's /[n|c]oding/.