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Strawberry Charlotte

What is Strawberry charlotte?
A cold dessert with strawberry cream and ladyfingers. It is rumoured that this recipe was created by a french chef in the United States but there is another story telling that it was made by another famous french chef in Paris!


 

Region Prep time / Cooking time

Paris
USA

30 min / none

Ingredients

2 lb fresh strawberries
2/3 cup sugar
8 egg yolks
2 1/2 cup whipping cream
Ladyfingers
 

Strawberry Charlotte recipe serve 6

Step 1: Keep aside 3 oz of strawberries to decorate the cake at the end of the recipe. Make a strawberrry purée using a blender. Chill the purée.

Step 2: Mix sugar and egg yolks and beat them until pale yellow. Chill the mixture.

Step 3: Beat the cream.

Step 4: Line the sides of a cylindrical mold with ladyfingers

Step 5: Fold the chilled strawberry purée into the chilled mixture, then into the cream. Put in the mold. Add lady fingers over the cream.

Step 6: Cover with wraxed paper and refrigerate for 8 hours.

Step 7: Reverse dessert into a serving dish. Decorate with fresh strawberries.

Wine suggestion: Champagne, dessert wine such as Sauternes Jurançon or Muscat. You can also try a red wine from Bordeaux (French Wine Guide).

Bon appetit!

 

 

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