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  • Pear Or Strawberry Charlotte

    1 posts, 1 voices, 552 views, started Jun 10, 2010

    Posted on Thursday, June 10, 2010 by Denise Richardson




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      PEAR OR STRAWBERRY CHARLOTTE

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      INGREDIENTS:
      20 to 22 lady fingers (9 ounces)
      1/2 pound pears, ripe and unblemished (Williams or
      Commice), sliced, or 1/2 pound fresh ripe strawberries, sliced

      1 cup pear or strawberry liqueur
      1 cup water

      Vanilla Mousse
      5 egg yolks
      1 cup granulated sugar
      2 cups milk
      1/2 vanilla bean
      2 tablespoons creme fraiche
      7 leaves of gelatine, or 1 teaspoon gelatine powder

      DIRECTIONS:
      In a mixing bowl, whisk the egg yolks and sugar until
      pale. In the meantime scald the milk with vanilla.
      Remove the milk from heat and very slowly pour into
      yolk mixture. Return to moderate heat, stirring
      constantly until thickened. Soak the gelatine leaves
      in cold water, drain them and stir over heat to dissolve
      (or dissolve gelatine powder in warm water). At this
      time add the creme fraiche and the galatine to the
      yolk mixture.  

      Butter a deep cylindrical-shaped mold. Quickly dip
      the ladyfingers in the alcohol and water mixture.
      Arrange them in the bottom and around the sides of
      the mold. Lay the diced fruits and the remaining
      ladyfingers in the mold. Cover with the vanill
      a mousse. Keep in the refrigerator overnight. If
      made with pears, serve with a chocolate sauce. If
      made with strawberries, serve with a raspberry puree.  

      Serves 6-8  

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