French breakfast - recipes and ideas for connoisseurs

Do you love French breakfast and want to enjoy France’s specialties at home? With these three recipes, you can have a perfect breakfast for gourmets.

French breakfast: recipe for milk rolls

Milk rolls are part of a French breakfast. (Photo: CC0 Public Domain / Pixabay / Lebensmittelfotos)

The milk roll should not be missing from a French breakfast. It has little to do with the German bread roll: as the name suggests, it consists largely of milk and has a sweet taste.

For 16 pieces you need the following ingredients:

  • 225 ml milk plus 3 tablespoons milk for brushing
  • 125 g soft butter
  • half a cube yeast
  • 500g flour
  • 70 g sugar
  • half a teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tbsp hail sugar

Nutritional values ​​per piece: 220 kcal, 5 g protein, 9 g fat, 30 g carbohydrates

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French onion soup - basic recipe of the classic

French onion soup is a hearty classic that tastes particularly good in the cold season. You can easily prepare the simple recipe yourself at home – find out step by step how to do it here.

French onion soup was originally created as Poor man’s food: Onions as the main ingredient were easy to get and the soup also offered the opportunity, to recycle old bread leftovers. In the meantime, the simple basic recipe is traditionally refined with a dash of white wine and the soup is baked with cheese at the end. You can also do without wine and cheese according to taste: The hearty aroma is mainly due to the onions with their strong own taste.

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Rubbing alcohol - application and effects for muscle and joint problems

Franzbranntwein are especially known to sports enthusiasts because of their circulation-enhancing effect. Older people also appreciate the home remedy for joint pain. We reveal what you need to consider when using it.

Up until about the early 18th century, rubbing alcohol was the term for all spirits made from wine and its remains. Since the production mainly took place in France, the name is made up of "Franz" and "Brandy".

Rubbing alcohol: ingredients and effects

Leaf of the camphor tree: ingredient for rubbing alcohol.
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France wants to ban notorious monsanto pesticide

France’s Ministry of the Environment has asked garden centers to take “Roundup” out of sales. Millions of farmers and private individuals are spraying the pesticide, although it is considered to be carcinogenic.

France’s Minister of Agriculture Ségolène Royal has announced a ban on the sale of the herbicide "Roundup" in garden centers. France must "go on the offensive if pesticides are stopped," the minister told France 3 on Sunday.

Roundup is the best-selling weed killer in the world and is used by farmers and cities as well as by private individuals. It works with the controversial chemical glyphosate. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a subsidiary of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified the substance as "likely" to be carcinogenic in March. However, the Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) had not yet found any evidence in 2014 that glyphosate could be carcinogenic.

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France prohibits the keeping of orcas and dolphins

France has passed a new law prohibiting the keeping of dolphins and orcas. This is the end of the animal shows in water parks.

Animal rights activists cheer: In France, dolphins and orcas are no longer allowed to be kept in captivity. This establishes a new law that came into force on Saturday.

However, the law does not yet affect dolphins and orcas that are already in captivity. The water parks can still keep these animals. But at least the new regulation brings some improvements for them too. The pools have to be at least 150 percent larger so that the marine mammals have more space. The parks and aquariums may no longer treat the water in the pools with chlorine. The law also prohibits direct contact between visitors and animals.

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France bans plastic tableware

Plastic cutlery and crockery may come in handy on the go or at a garden party – but it creates a frightening amount of unnecessary garbage. To protect the environment, France is now banning plastic cups, dishes and cutlery.

Admittedly, red wine or coffee from plastic cups doesn’t taste particularly good. Nevertheless, more than 4.5 billion plastic cups are used in France every year – and thrown away. France now wants to declare war on this immense amount of waste.

Banished: plastic dishes and plastic bags

The new initiative in terms of climate protection is part of the French energy transition law "Energy Transition for Green Growth" () and is to apply from 2020. In just under four years, the French should only use porcelain or biodegradable materials for their food and drink.

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Fracking - nobody wants it, but nobody wants to ban it

Fracking promises access to previously unreachable natural gas deposits, but environmental groups warn of uncontrollable risks in gas production. Curious: Nobody wants fracking, but it is still not forbidden.

Oil and natural gas, the magic ingredients of the industrial revolution, are slowly running out. More and more daring maneuvers are being undertaken to access the remaining supplies. Everyone is talking about a process in the gas sector that throws unsuspected (pressure) waves: hydraulic fracturing, in English "hydraulic fracturing" or fracking for short, is the magic word that is supposed to wash money into the pockets of energy companies, divide politics and endanger citizens.

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France - until 2040 ban on diesel and petrol cars

France wants to introduce a ban on petrol and diesel cars: no later than 2040, petrol or diesel cars should no longer be allowed to be sold in France.

France is serious: the country wants to ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040 at the latest. This was announced by France’s Minister of the Environment Hulot in Paris on Thursday. The ban is part of a climate protection plan that Hulot presented on Thursday. The move is a "true" revolution, says Hulot.

As reported by, Hulot also announced a “transition premium” for low-income households. The bonus is intended to help them replace older cars with more environmentally friendly vehicles. Hulot has not yet announced how high the premium will be.

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Fossil fuels - what you need to know about them

Fossil fuels are bad for the environment and cause many other problems. Here you can read the most important facts about petroleum and Co. as well as alternatives.

The world as we know it today would not have existed without fossil fuels. They made that possible Industrial revolution in the 19th century. They drove today’s economic growth and contributed significantly to man-made climate change.

The fossil fuels originated from forests and microorganisms that existed in earlier geological ages. They have become coal, natural gas and oil over the centuries.

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Sustainable investments forum - what is behind the fng seal

The seal of the Forum for Sustainable Investments gives you a quick overview of which funds you can use to invest in environmental protection or human rights. It evaluates funds and makes sustainability transparent for everyone.

With food or clothing you can choose from numerous organic and Fair Trade seals orientate. But what about investments? Those who invest privately in a fund usually have no information about what happens to the money. The fund holds securities from various companies. But how do they make their profits, do they pay attention to environmental protection and do workers get a fair wage?

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