For the pause café during an Ebola prevention training at the Centre Aoua Keita in Bamako: Instant Nescafé with hot milk and sugar; A beef pâté: ground beef inserted into a savory pastry dough; A slice of raisin gâteau, or breakfast cake. . . . *I like to think of these as pauses lait, since most Malians prepare their coffee with just a few granules of instant Nescafé dissolved into a full cup of hot milk, and plenty of sugar to help it go down smoothly!
Beef pâté! A savory mix of ground beef, onions, garlic, and spices, folded into a flaky pastry pocket and fried. These are ubiquitous in Bamako, and an example of the legacy of high-quality baked goods (croissants, baguettes, etc.) instilled by French colonists.