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Bites Fil Beit: Toast mesakkar bel farawla – Sweet toast with strawberries

We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

After the low calorie recipes of last month, here is a yummy, low calorie dessert recipe to conclude your diet!


  • 1/4 kg strawberries, sliced – fa-raw-la
  • 2 tbsp low fat cream cheese – gib-nit kre-ma
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice – a-seer li-moon
  • 2 tbsp diet sugar – sok-kar re-jeem
  • 1 tsp ginger powder – bod-ret zan-ga-beel
  • 1/2 brown baguette – a-eesh ba-get bon-ni


  • Heat oven to 190C. Cut the bread in diagonal slices. Sprinkle the ginger powder over bread slices. Put the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake until crispy. Leave to cool.
  • Add half the quantity of strawberries, the diet sugar and the lemon juice to a non-stick pan. Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add 2 tbsp water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 3 to 5 minutes until sauce thickens. Remove from the pan into a blender, mix well and leave to cool.
  • Spread the cream cheese over the crisp slices of bread and arrange the fresh sliced strawberries on top. Arrange the slices on a serving platter. Brush the fresh strawberries with the strawberry sauce. Serve immdediately.


  • Add additional fruit to taste to the slices of bread before adding the strawberry sauce.
  • Fresh mint can be added to the fresh strawberries before the sauce is added.

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