Individual charlottes with morello cherries


Individual charlottes with morello cherries
The French "griottines" are delicious little wild morello cherries, stoned and macerated in a Kirsch syrup, used here in individual vanilla charlottes.
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 8 people, you will need:

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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 50 min.
Individual charlottes with morello cherries : Photo of step #1
Soak 2 sheets gelatin in cold water for 10 minutes.

Prepare 350 ml Real custard sauce (crème anglaise), and as soon as it's ready, drain and add the softened gelatin sheets. Stir until completely melted.

Put the pan into cold water to cool and leave for around 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stage 2 - 20 min.
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Prepare 250 ml Chantilly cream, and sweeten just a little with 1 teaspoon Vanilla sugar.

Stage 3 - 1 min.
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When custard has cooled to room temperature, add whipped cream...

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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...and incorporate by folding in gently with the bowl tipped over on its side.

Another method: transfer a few spoonfuls of custard into the cream, mix gently, then pour this cream mixture into the remaining custard and fold in. gently.

Keep this charlotte mixture at room temperature.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Cut circles of cooking parchment or greaseproof paper to the size of the bottom of the moulds or glasses in which you are going to make the charlottes.

Stage 6 - 7 min.
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Prepare syrup for soaking by mixing 200 ml Sugar syrup and 2 tablespoons Kirsch.

Cut biscuits to height of glass or mould, then put to soak in syrup.

Stage 7 - 8 min.
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Take a glass and place a paper circle in the bottom (for ease of turning out), then arrange soaked biscuits all round the side.

You can put the curved side of the biscuits against the glass to give a fluted look to your charlotte, or the flat side to make the outside smoother.

Stage 8 - 2 min.
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Put a layer of charlotte mixture in the bottom.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
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Arrange a layer of cherries on top.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Then add a second layer of charlotte mixture.

Stage 11 - 2 min.
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If necessary, even up the height of the biscuits.

Continue filling all the glasses, then leave in the fridge overnight, or at least 3 hours, covered with plastic film.

Stage 12 - 3 hours
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Shortly before serving, turn out each charlotte onto a dessert plate or dish (you will find that this is easy thanks to the paper circle), and remove paper.

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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Decorate with a cherry on top, and pour over a little cherry syrup (from the jar).

Serve the charlottes cool, but not too cold, ideally kept at room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.

Remarks

Griottines are a product of Fougerolles in Haute-Saône, eastern France. If you can't find them (or morello cherries), you can use normal fresh cherries cut in two and stoned. In which case, replace the syrup poured over before serving with cherry juice mixed with a little sugar syrup, or simply a little custard (crème anglaise).

As for all charlottes, finger biscuits are the usual choice, but the best for this recipe are Montbozon biscuits, not only delicious but small, which suits these individual desserts.

Using this recipe you can make charlottes of pretty well anything you like: fruit, chocolate, etc.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,433 Kcal or 14,373 Kj66 gr494 gr124 gr
172 %26 %47 %19 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
239 Kcal or 1,001 Kj5 gr34 gr9 gr
12 %2 %3 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
429 Kcal or 1,796 Kj8 gr62 gr15 gr
21 %3 %6 %2 %
% 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).

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Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Real custard sauce (crème anglaise)Real custard sauce (crème anglaise): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pears and caramelised walnut samosas , Caramelized brioche with pear and kiwi, Pears in red wine with blackcurrant , Pistachio panna cotta with custard, Warm apple feuillantines, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Charlotte, Belle-helene in a glass, Chantilly rice pudding, Key Lime Pie for Jeremy, Warm apple feuillantines, ... All
Griottine cherriesGriottine cherries: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Mini almond-morello tarts, Cherry and pistachio tarts, Black Forest gateau, Galette de Fougerolles, Piped petits-fours, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Peach and blackcurrant coupe, Strawberry-mint sorbet, Blackcurrant, vanilla and lime verrine , Strawberry sorbet, Chocolate cream with a crunch, irish coffee mousse, ... All

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