Christine Manfield – A Dessert Storm


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This year during AKLF 2016 (Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival) Kolkata had a very special guest from Australia. Kolkata being a gastronomy crazy city saw none other than Christine Manfield presenting her culinary skill in front of a packed hall at The Park. This was also the event where she launched her book A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan. This book was released by none other than Vir Sanghvi. Nondon Bagchi and Chef Sharad Dewan were also present at the event thus creating a perfect diversified atmosphere for a Sunday afternoon delight.

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Launch of A Personal Guide to India and Bhutan

The Park ensured the evening to be a bit different by arranging a high tea with a difference, desserts like Muri Moa, Khoi Moa, Gurer Sandesh & Tiler Naru were served which are more of a traditional Bengali snacks and savouries. Along with that we had the classic Rum Balls, Strawberry Pastries, Choco Cubes etc.

Muri Moa – A Traditional Sweet Snack from Bengal
Muri Moa – A Traditional Sweet Snack from Bengal
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Khoi Kheer Moa – A Traditional Sweet Snack from Bengal
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Til Naru – A Traditional Sweet Snack from Bengal
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Nolen Gur Sandesh – A Traditional Sweet Dessert from Bengal
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Chicken Cutlets
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Potato Samosas
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Choco Cubes
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Rum Balls
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Strawberry Pastry

Post the book launch and the tea break it was time for some live demonstration from Christine Manfield. She showed us three; Meringue Puffs, White Chocolate Mousse and Birthday Suit. I would suggest you buy the book to know the recipe in details, in this blog I will only show you photographs of Christine Manfield creating magic in front of the audience. Trust me my photographs do not do a justice to her creations and those who saw with their own eyes know the level of torture it was to see them in front of your eyes.

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Meringue Base Used For the Demonstration
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Raspberry Used For the Demonstration
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Christine Manfield Creating the White Chocolate Sticks
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Layering the Cream On Top Of Meringue
And The Final Meringue Puffs
And The Final Meringue Puffs
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Meringue Puffs
A Slight Dust of Raspberry Powder
A Slight Dust of Raspberry Powder
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Meringue Puffs
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Meringue Puffs Which Were Served To the Audience
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White Chocolate Mousse
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And The Magic Continues
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Creating the Masterpiece – Birthday Suit
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Creating the Masterpiece – Birthday Suit
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And A Slight Dash Of Raspberry Powder
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Meera Syal, Sharad Dewan & Christine Manfield

Thank you for going through my blog will be back soon with many such culinary adventures.

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