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Elizabeth Bougerol

A perfect treat
for any dinner


A sweet temptation, this delicious cheesecake is low in fat and easy to make.
It serves six and does not need to be baked, and is perfect to enjoy outdoors!

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 12 wholemeal biscuits or crackers

  • 1 package (350g) fat-free cream cheese

  • 1 tub (250g) fromage frais or fat-free cream substitute

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 1 cup strawberries

  • 1/4 cup sliced chocolate shavings

  • a few sprigs of mint

Crush the biscuits. Place the crumbs into a 20cm pie plate. Melt the butter in a saucepan and add it to the crumbs. Mix until a crumbly paste forms. Press the mixture into the pie plate with the back of a large spoon. Spread the mixture evenly over the bottom and sides to form a firm crust. Place the plate in the fridge for fifteen minutes.

In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese with the sugar. Blend in the fromage frais. Mix until smooth. Remove the crust from the fridge and pour in the filling, spreading it evenly. Return the plate to the fridge for an hour, or until the filling is firm. Keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Before serving, arrange sliced strawberries in a pattern on the cake. Use a vegetable peeler to make chocolate shavings and sprinkle on top. Finally, add a few sprigs of mint to make a refreshing summer treat.



Act out the recipe
Make sure students understand how the recipe is made. Explain any difficult words and particularly those that denote the actions (spread, mix, pour, etc.).

Invite two students who enjoy working together to ‘explain’ the recipe. Student 1 loops his or her arms under Student 2’s arms. Student 2 puts his or her arms behind Student 1 so that only Student 1’s arms are visible. Student 2 describes the recipe in his or her own words while Student 1 does the corresponding actions miming them with his or her arms.

Let students give performances to each other in this way, working as a pair within larger groups of six or eight. Since students have to work in close proximity for this activity, physically clasping each other, be very careful not invade their personal privacy by asking them to do something they would prefer not to. The activity does however encourage students to remember and reproduce the instructions as well as associate instructions with real mimed actions.


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