If you read my post below you'll know the occassion for these yummy treats!
This first one is an Egytpian Classic, its called Farfaheena. Say it just like you see it, far-fa-heena.
You can get these at any juice store, which are plentiful here in Cairo. Every block has a store that sells fresh juice.
In the past I was too scared to drink from these stores, not being sure about the hygeine. Now this store where i live, is CLEAN and they serve their juices in plastic disposable cups. (some of the traditional juice shops serve you juice in a glass mug, not for me. People get their glass mug and hang out in front of the store or by their cars and drink up. They even drive up and beep their horn, the juice boy takes their irder and brings it to their car. I guess you could call it an Egyptian drive-thru but there are no "drive-thru's" here, no room , just drive ups, LOL)
Picture sucks sorry but its too late, I ate that whole damn thing already! I didn't know I took it blurry....
Anyway, this yummy concoction is filled with fruits, a touch of freshly squeezed mango juice and topped with vanilla ice cream. The fruits inside are pomegranate, bananas, apples, and melon. So delicious, and so refreshing even in cooler weather!
Now these yummy guys are gateaux and chocolate eclairs.
I haven't tried the eclairs yet, but they looked so good, I hope they taste as good as they look.
The gateaux are called Mille-feuille (say millfay) here. French name for this type of pastry. They are made with layers of puff pastry dough and alternating layers are filled with custard, or whipped cream or jams. Then dusted with powdered sugar, as one is or topped with jam and a chocolate design as the other one is. DH LOVES them.
So nothing too fancy but I thought why not eat some healthy snacks tonight. Egypt is grand in their pastries I must say, in French pastries and in traditional arabic sweets as well.
Be sure to check out the rest of the kids showing and telling today....