Charlotte Russe


    Charlotte Russe is an unusual version of this rich dish using Swiss roll to create a striking dessert. It would make a wonderful centrepiece for a buffet.

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    • 600ml (1pt) of milk
    • 75g (3oz) of caster sugar
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 2 Swiss rolls, sliced
    • 1 an 1/2 fresh lemons, squeezed
    • 4 tsp of powdered gelatine
    • 300ml (1/2pt) double cream
    • Grated rind 1/2 a lemon
    • Fresh fruit, to decorate


    1. To make custard, put milk in a pan and bring to boil. Cream the sugar and egg yolks together. Pour milk over the sugar and egg yolk mixture, stirring 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 1.4l (2 an half pt) 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 rind.
    6. Spoon into bowl lined with Swiss roll and leave until set (about 4-5 hours). Just before serving turn out and decorate with fruit.


    Nutrition information calories 1684 total (serves 4) fat (low) fibre (med) 421 calories per serving Good source of protein. Timing: preparation 30 mins. Cooking 10 mins.

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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

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