Friday 5 May 2006

Mango & Strawberries Charlotte

If you love Tiramisu, and you can't let the whole family especially the kids to have it because of the coffee, liquor or raw eggs contents. Then I am sure this yoghurt fruity Charlotte will be the right choice for you, it is very easy to make and most important it contain fresh fruit puree and yoghurt. I come across this recipe from one of my blogger's friend Tracy, she had inspired me to make this because of her Strawberries Favour Charlotte.

So instead of making only the Strawberry favour, I also come out with the Mango favour Charlotte. What you need is some Lady/Sponge Finger, any kind of fresh fruits that you prefer and a tub of good creamy Greek's Yoghurt. Em... for those who loves Durian, maybe you can try making some Durian Charlotte.... I am sure it will taste great too......

So instead of putting the charlotte in the usual mould, I used those two divider container to make two different favour in one tub. This will made a great gifts or party dessert if you make it in small container.

When you make this charlotte, it's great that you can find those fresh, juicy and sweet fruits so that you won't need to add too much sugar to make it sweet. Because as you know, there won't be much taste in the plain yoghurt so all the taste and sweetness will come from the fruits itself.

Ingredients For Sugar Syrup:
250ml Water
150g Caster Sugar
Peels Of 1 Fresh Lemon

1. Put all the ingredients in a small pot and bring to boil and stir until the sugar dissolved.
2. Set aside to cool and leave it for later used in coating the lady fingers.

Ingredients For Strawberries Cream Fillings:
About 20 Lady Finger
2.5 Teaspoons Of Gelatine
40ml Warm Water
150g Fresh Strawberries
35g Caster Sugar/40g Icing Sugar
250ml Fromage Blanc/Creamy Greek Yogurt

1. Dissolve the gelatine powder in 40ml of warm water in a small saucer over some hot water stir until it's completely melted and clear in colour.
2. Blend the strawberries and sugar then mix in the melted gelatine.
3. Pour the fruit puree in a big mixing bowl and add the fromage blanc/yoghurt and mix well.
4. Soak 2 - 3 of the lady fingers at a time in the lemon sugar syrup and arrange them on the bottom of the dish or container.(you may need to trim the lady fingers to fix the size of the container)
5. Spread a layer of the strawberries yoghurt cream ontop of the prepared lady finger. Then soak another layer of lady fingers in the syrup and arrange on top of the cream.
6. Repeat the process so that you have 3 layers of lady finger and the final layer is the strawberries cream on top.
7. Cover and leave in the fridge overnight to firm before serve with some extra fresh fruits or whipped cream.

Notes: If you want to make Mango Favour just replace the strawberries with 1 Mango Flesh and follow the above instructions as the strawberries cream filling. When soak or coating the lady finger with the sugar syrup, remember not to soak for too long, just roughly roll it in the syrup. Or else the lady finger will absorb too much water and became soggy.

Note: I used this FARMERS UNION GREEK STYLE Yoghurt which can be found is most NTUC or Cold Storage Supermarket. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

  1. wat a coincident, i'm also thinking of trying strawberries charlotte but jus no time to try out....the one i hv is slightly diff from yours. After seeing yr photos, my hands itchy again, can't wait to try out.


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