November 20, 2017
A royal specialty from Munich is the “Munich Mundsemmel”. It is a bun you can get in many bakeries in and around Munich. It has a cross in the middle made by a stamp. The crust is golden and yellow.
The south German word “Semmel” probably originates from the Latin “semula”, a wheat pastry. The word “Mundsemmel” comes from the high quality of the bun because it was made of the best quality flour. In the 19th century it was originally only for the royal court but later also became available to the common people.
You can enjoy the bun for breakfast with marmalade or honey, and butter. Also for a quick snack between the meals it is an excellent choice, for example with sausage.
Read more about the Mundsemmel and other Bavarian specialties here: Spezialitätenland Bayern