It is good to talk - My best friend and I had one of these phone conversation which I love. You know, your typical, free, every thing which comes through our head immediately relayed to the mouth, type of natter, during which she mentioned making a Charlotte au Chocolat for her guests last week-end; telling me with great enthusiasm that she will make one for me next time and how delicious it was. Well, I was not going to wait that long. We were going to be 6 around the table on Friday evening, as I was missing a dessert, Charlotte would do nicely. I, then embarked on finding a recipe. And that was the complex part as indeed making a Charlotte is child-play. Talking about children, this is the kind of dessert, one can really do with children (minus the rum).
So without further ado, here is the recipe for a delicious, easy to create, no fuss, lots of leaking spoon and fingers type of pudding.
Charlotte au chocolatserves 6 to 8
30 finger biscuits
250 g dark chocolat
50 g butter
60 g sugar
25 cl de rum
Preparation : 30 Min
hardly any cooking but overnight in the fridge
- Melt chocolate, butter and sugar in a saucepan over low heat, stirring from time to time until you get a smooth mixture add a drop of water or better rum if you are concerned about the chocolate catching.
- In the meantime separate the eggs and beat the egg whites until they are stiff, this part is easier with a food processor.
- Let the chocolate mixture cool down a little and add the egg yolks one by one. Then fold the egg-whites in, gently, leave the mixture while you
- Pour the rum in a tumble glass and add water.
- Dip finger biscuits in the glass one by one, rather quickly as they turn soggy easily.
- Line the side and the bottom of a mould of your choice with the wet finger biscuits.
- Now you need to layer chocolate mixture and biscuits, I went for 2 layers of chocolate mixture and 1 of biscuits
- Cover with a plate and put a weight on the plate so that the pudding gets compacted.
- store in the fridge for 24 hours
- about 1 hour before serving turn the Charlotte over on its serving plate.
You can make Charlottes with custard, fruits compotes and coulis etc.