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Bites Fel Beit: Summery Lemon Mehalabeya

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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!

Bites Fil BeitIngredients

- 1 cup milk
- 4 tablespoons cornflour/cornstarch
- 5 tablespoons sugar
- Juice of 5 lemons, zest of 1.

Method
- To make the lemon cream base, mix the lemon juice with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon sugar and wait till it thickens over heat then remove. – -Refrigerate in the serving bowl you will use for approx half an hour to hold.
- Boil half the cup of milk over medium heat, and stir the corn flour in the other half outside.
- Start adding the corn flour mixture to the milk over heat gradually, stirring frequently with whisk so it doesn’t clump.
- When it’s done remove from heat and pour over cold lemon cream base and refrigerate for 2 hours before serving. Grate lemon zest on top before serving.


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