Bruno Albouze Strawberry Charlotte
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Strawberry Charlotte

Yields10 ServingsPrep Time1 hrCook Time18 minsTotal Time1 hr 18 minsRating

Ingredients

Ladyfingers
 90 g Egg whites (3), at room temp
 1 g Cream of tartar, or lemon juice (stabilizer)
 100 g Sugar
 60 g Egg yolks (3)
 3 g Vanilla paste
 100 g Cake flour
Strawberry Punch
 300 g Strawberries, pureed
 200 g Strawberries, chopped
 50 g Water
 50 g Sugar
 15 g Lemon juice
Bavarian Cream
 250 g Milk
 250 g Heavy cream
 3 g Vanilla paste
 120 g Sugar
 120 g Egg yolks (6)
 12 g Gelatin sheet
 450 g Heavy cream
Topping
 360 g Strawberries
 20 g Pistachio (oprional)

Directions

1

Makes a 8''/9''(20/23cm) diameter cake ring. This charlotte can be made in advance and kept frozen for up to 3 months; wrapped and without topping.

Ladyfingers
2

Sift flour and set aside. In the stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites adding sugar gradually until firm peaks. Set the mixer to medium speed and throw in egg yolks – mix to combine. Stop mixer and fold in flour with a spatula. Set oven to 375ºF/190ºC. Use a ≈ 11/16''https://bruno.b-cdn.net/1.8 cm plain pastry tip. Pipe out over baking tray lined with silicone mat, or parchment paper with a 0.5''/1.25cm space in between. Make a ladyfinger disk for the bottom cake.

Baking
3

Dust ladyfingers with powdered sugar and bake for 15 min.

Punch
4

Boil water and sugar, add 300g strawberries with lemon juice and puree. Save some punch to moisturize ladyfingers and add chopped strawberries in remaining punch.

Bavarian Cream
5

Soak gelatin in cold water to soften and drain. Make a crème Anglaise: heat up milk and cream (half/half) with vanilla. Meanwhile, mix egg yolks and sugar. Temper yolk mixture with hot milk-cream, bring back to the stove and cook to 185ºF/85ºC on low heat; stirring constantly. Remove custard from heat and mix in soften gelatin. Cool on ice water; whisking every so often. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks. When custard reaches 80ºF/29ºC, fold in whipped cream.

Montage
6

Line cake ring with parchment or acetate. Dust ladyfingers with powdered sugar, flip and moisturized with punch. Carefully arrange ladyfingers in the cake ring. Place the biscuit disk and soak with punch. Pour Bavarian cream to the top and freeze 6 hours to set prior removing the cake ring. Let cake to thaw, then top with strawberries. Garnish with some pistachio and a rose if desired. Refrigerate fo up to 3 days. Enjoy!

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