Saturday, March 14, 2009

Charlotte Rousse

We used to have the most fabulous little lunch spot in town - Cafe de France.  In addition to the delicious sandwiches and salads, they also had the most amazing desserts.  Not only did they taste out of this world, but they looked positively beautiful.

One thing I always ordered was the Charlotte Rousse.  It's basically a strawberry, gelatin, and whipped cream filling inside a ring of ladyfingers.  What's not to love?

I finally found a recipe, and just had to make it.  Guess what?  It's simple as can be.  So simple, in fact, that I might actually make homemade ladyfingers next time I make this.  The recipe is over at Diana's Desserts.


Stacey Hays said...

That looks great. Does it have a cake texture or more like a pie?

Domestic Kate said...

The inside is almost like a heavy cream pie, but it doesn't taste heavy, since so much of it is whipped cream. The gelatin makes it a little more solid. I'll probably cut back just a smidge on the gelatin next time I make it, because I do like it somewhat creamier & just a bit less dense. These will be fantastic this summer when strawberries are really in season.