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Strawberry Charlotte

Strawberry Charlotte

This is a faily quick charlotte recipe. It begins, as usual, by soaking finger biscuits in syrup, in this case flavoured with lime. The charlotte is then assembled with alternate layers of Chantilly (whipped cream) and strawberries.

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Last modified on: June 17th 2012

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

Fulfillment
PreparationRestingStart to finish
1 hour 9 min.2 hours3 hours 9 min.
Preservation:
A few days in the fridge, coverted with plastic film.
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Step by step recipe

Stage 1
3 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #1 Place a circle of cooking parchment in the bottom of your charlotte mould to make turning out easier.
Stage 2
5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #2 Prepare the soaking syrup by mixing 150 ml Sugar syrup, the juice of 1 lime and 10 g Vanilla sugar. Mix well.
Stage 3
15 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #3 Prepare 500 g strawberries and cut into small pieces.

You can mix these with 1 tablespoon caster sugar, but it is not essential.
Stage 4
10 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #4 Prepare 250 ml Chantilly cream.
Stage 5
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #5 Begin assembling the charlotte: soak a biscuit in the syrup...
Stage 6
10 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #6 ...and place on the paper in the bottom of the mould.

Use as many biscuits as you need to form what will become the "top" of the charlotte.

The biscuits should sit tightly against each other (press them into place if necessary). The bottom of the mould should no longer be visible. Fill in any gaps with small pieces of soaked biscuit.
Stage 7
10 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #7 Then arrange biscuits vertically up the sides, soaked as before, to form the sides of the charlotte.

The sides of the mould should be completely covered with a tightly packed layer of biscuits.
Stage 8
3 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #8 Put the first layer of cream in the bottom of the mould.
Stage 9
5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #9 Cover with a layer of strawberries.
Stage 10
3 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #10 Continue filling with alternating layers to the top of the mould.
Stage 11
5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #11 Finish with a final layer of biscuits. It is fine to leave the top rounded (more than in the photo), as the charlotte will compact as it stands

cover with stretch plastic film and put in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Make a coulis with any left-over strwaberries and keep this in the fridge, also covered with plastic film.
Stage 12
2 hours
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #12 Turn out the charlotte at the last minute.
Stage 13
Strawberry Charlotte : Photo of step #13 Server portions surrounded by strawberry coulis or real custard (crème anglaise).

Remarks

If you intend making your charlotte a day or two in advance, I advise you to add a sheet of gelatin to the whipped cream which will help it keep better.

You can add a tablespoon of rum to the syrup or make it with brown, rather than white sugar - it's simply a matter of taste.

Nutritional information

% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

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And to drink?: A dessert wine, such as a Sauternes or Tokay.

Source

Home made

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This recipe use (among others)
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Strawberries with mint and cream, Strawberry-mint sorbet, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach Melba, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Pear charlotte, Cranachan, Belle-helene in a glass, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , Baked Alaska, Raspberry sorbet, Pear sorbet, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, ... All
Finger biscuitsFinger biscuits: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: New tiramisu, Pistachio tiramisu, Tiramisu, Pear charlotte, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, ... All

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