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

Keywords for this recipe:CharlotteBiscuitsStrawberryChantilly creamCoulis
For 6 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingStart to finish
1 hour 9 min.2 hours3 hours 9 min.
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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.

And to drink?

A dessert wine, such as a Sauternes or Tokay.
Keeping
A few days in the fridge, coverted with plastic film.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,616 Kcal or 6,766 Kj50 gr421 gr104 gr
81 %19 %40 %16 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
99 Kcal or 414 Kj3 gr26 gr6 gr
5 %1 %2 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
269 Kcal or 1,126 Kj8 gr70 gr17 gr
13 %3 %7 %3 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 6.14 €
  • Per person : 1.02 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Home made.
This recipe uses (among others)
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: You should not soak strawberries in water, Chouquettes, Strawberries with mint and cream, Strawberry tart, Fraisier (French strawberry cake), ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chantilly rice pudding, Diplomat cream, Strawberries with mint and cream, Belle-helene in a glass, Viennese chocolate cups, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Framboisier, 4 pears salad with vanilla, Pistachio tiramisu, Pear charlotte, Peach and blackcurrant coupe, ... All
Finger biscuitsFinger biscuits: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Tiramisu, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, New tiramisu, Pistachio tiramisu, Pear charlotte, ... All
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