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Vanilla Charlotte

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French for a classic molded dessert that begins with a mold lined with sponge cake, ladyfingers or buttered bread. It is then filled with fruit or mousse or custard or whipped cream thickened with gelatin. The dessert is chilled thoroughly and unmolded.

Charlotte russe was created for Russian Czar Alexander and it is filled with Bavarian cream and decorated with whipped cream rosettes. An apple charlotte is baked and served hot.

Pronunciation: SHAR-luht
Chef Gale Gand makes an excellent Vanilla Charlotte.
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