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

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Step by step recipe

Stage 1 - 3 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
Place a circle of cooking parchment in the bottom of your charlotte mould to make turning out easier.

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
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
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
Prepare 250 ml Chantilly cream.

Stage 5
Strawberry Charlotte
Begin assembling the charlotte: soak a biscuit in the syrup...

Stage 6 - 10 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
...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
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
Put the first layer of cream in the bottom of the mould.

Stage 9 - 5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
Cover with a layer of strawberries.

Stage 10 - 3 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
Continue filling with alternating layers to the top of the mould.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
Strawberry Charlotte
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
Turn out the charlotte at the last minute.

Stage 13
Strawberry Charlotte
Server portions surrounded by strawberry coulis or real custard (crème anglaise).
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.
A few days in the fridge, coverted with plastic film.
Home made.
Nutritional information
Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
9,441 Kcal or 39,528 Kj207 gr2,956 gr342 gr
472 %80 %279 %52 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
583 Kcal or 2,441 Kj13 gr182 gr21 gr
29 %5 %17 %3 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
1,574 Kcal or 6,590 Kj35 gr493 gr57 gr
79 %13 %46 %9 %
% 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).
Possible allergens in this recipe: Gluten, Egg, Milk
How much will it cost?
  • For 6 people : 6.13 €
  • Per person : 1.02 €

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This recipe uses (among others)
StrawberriesStrawberries: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Frozen cottage cheese with strawberries, Quick Strawberry Millefeuille, Eton mess, Strawberry and rhubarb crumble, Chouquettes, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pavlova, Strawberry Verveine Tart , Millefeuille, Bavaroise cream, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, ... All
Sugar syrupSugar syrup: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Blackcurrant sorbet for Edith, Strawberry and kiwi fruit salad, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, Pear charlotte, 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: Tiramisu, Pear charlotte, Pistachio tiramisu, Individual charlottes with morello cherries, New tiramisu, ... All
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