Monday, March 23, 2009

Charlotte Russe

Has anyone ever shopped at that store? Heck, I didn't even know there was a store called Charlotte Russe until my daughters found it last year. They buy lots of shoes there, as well as clothes. Anyway, while reading my Fanny Farmer cookbook a little while back, I found a dessert by the same name as a favored store, and knew I had to make this for the girls. This didn't have either a custard or a gelatine texture, but everyone seemed to enjoy it.


1/2 cup sugar
1 envelope gelatine
1/2 cup milk
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream, beaten stiff

In a 2 cup measure, combine the milk, sugar and gelatine. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, until the sugar and gelatine dissolve. Stir in the vanilla extract, and cool until it's partially set. Beat this mixture until it's fluffy, then beat half of the whipped cream into it. Fold in the other half, and scoop into a mold or into sherbet glasses. You can see the texture of the Charlotte Russe here.
Serve with fruit sauce, or with lady fingers and cut fresh fruit (such as strawberries or blueberries). I served it with strawberries pureed with sugar.


Tatersmama said...

Mmmmm ! This looks delicious!
It looks so pretty with the strawberry puree on it!

Bunny said...

Years ago I made a dessert called Chocolate Charotte Russe, it was complicated , yours isn't....I like yours better!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe that store still exists. I used to shop there in the 80's and 90's. I like the dessert better! NICE!

Christo Gonzales said...

cool.....thats all I've got!

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Now that looks like a bowl of total deliciousness! It it looks pretty easy to make too.

I haven't heard of that store either.

The Blonde Duck said...

It was so popular when I was in hs!

Paula said...

I haven't heard of that store, but I'd certainly love to fill up on this dessert before going shopping! I really like the strawberry topping, too. YUM!