Charlotte Royale

    5 hours 40 min

    Charlotte Royale uses Swiss roll slices to create a striking dessert. It would make a wonderful centrepiece for a buffet.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 600ml (1 pt) milk
    • 75g (3 oz) caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 2 Swiss rolls, sliced
    • juice of 1 1/2 lemons
    • 4 teaspoons powdered gelatine
    • 300ml (1/2 pt) double cream
    • zest of 1/2 lemon
    • fresh fruit, to decorate

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:5hr chilling  ›  Ready in:5hr40min 

    1. To make custard, put milk in a pan and bring to the boil. Whisk the sugar and egg yolks together in a large bowl. Pour hot milk in a thin, steady stream over the sugar and egg yolk mixture, whisking well. Return mixture to pan and heat until mixture starts to thicken, stirring continuously (do not boil). Leave to cool.
    2. Line base and sides of a 1.4 litre bowl with Swiss roll slices.
    3. Put lemon juice in a separate bowl and sprinkle gelatine over. Put over pan of hot water and heat till gelatine melts. Stir into custard.
    4. Chill custard till it starts to thicken.
    5. Whip cream until it forms soft peaks. Fold in custard and lemon zest.
    6. Spoon into bowl lined with Swiss roll and leave until set (at least 4 to 5 hours). Just before serving turn out and decorate with fruit.

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    It is a awesome cake to have at a party once you've had one piece you will want another, my nan has been making this cake for years.  -  10 Jan 2014