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Bites Fil Beit: ‘Eysh bel tom – Garlic bread

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!

‘Eysh bel tom – Garlic bread


Bites Fil BeitIngredients

  • 1 large French bread (baguette) – ‘eysh fran-sa-wy
  • 5 tsp butter – zeb-da
  • 2 tsp olive oil – zeit za-toon
  • 5 garlic cloves, crushed – tom
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, grated – mod-za-rel-a
  • 2 tsp fresh parsley and thyme, chopped – ba’-doon-is and zaa-tar




  • Preheat the oven at 175 degrees.
  • Melt the butter with the crushed garlic in a bowl in the microwave for two minutes.
  • Add the olive oil, parsley and thyme to the butter mixture.
  • Cut the bread horizontally into thick round slices. Spread one to two teaspoons of the garlic mixture on each slice.
  • Place the bread slices on a baking sheet and bake in the oven until crispy, around five minutes.
  • When the bread slices are golden brown remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese and insert them back in the oven.
  • Remove from the oven when the cheese has melted completely and serve immediately.

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