{So girly} Strawberry charlotte cake

Strawberry charlotte cake

The strawberry is back ! This and my friend Elo à la Bouche contest make two very good reasons to put my kitchen apron. If you don’t know Elo à la Bouche yet, you should have a look to her blog. She’s a dessert expert ;-).

Eloalabouche concours

Few days ago I discovered the soft tofu (soy bean curd). This is a amazing product that is great for sauces, tarts and creamy desserts. Also, I was curious trying it in a charlotte cake recipe. I’m a big fan now. It’s just perfect for chocolate mousses. I found the proportion between tofu and chocolate just right. If you’d  like to, you can add sugar. I prefer dessert not to sweet.

Another trick for this recipe is to replace classic lady fingers with biscuits rose de Reims – a traditional pink biscuit from Champagne.

Ingredients (4 persons)

  • 400 g/14,11 oz Soft silken tofu
  • 100 g/3,53 oz White chocolate pistols (Valrhona)
  • 250 g/8,82 oz Strawberries
  • 20 Biscuits roses de Reims
  • 1 Vanilla pod
  • 5 g /0,18 oz Agar-agar
  • 10 cl Vegetal milk
  • 2 ts Orgeat/almond syrup
  • 2 ts Rum

Strawberry charlotte cake

Directions

  1. In a pan, heat up the vegetal milk. Slit the vanilla pod open along its length. Scrape out the small, sticky seeds using the tip of a small, sharp knife. Put the seeds and pod in the milk. Remove from heat and allow to steep.
  2. In a dish, pour the orgeat syrup and rum and place the biscuits roses de Reims over it. Leave the biscuits absorb the syrup.
  3. Cut the strawberries in small pieces. Reserve.
  4. Remove the vanilla pod from the milk. Add the white chocolate pistols, soft silken tofu and agar-agar. Heat up and let the chocolate melt. Remove from heat and mix until foam appears.
  5. Arrange the biscuits roses de Reims in the bottom and the edges of a 20 cm/ 8 inch round baking dish or 4 individual 7-8 cm/3 inch dishes.
  6. Spoon a third of the chocolate cream filling over the biscuits. Add some strawberries. Repeat the operation and finish with  chocolate cream filling.
  7. Put in the fridge for at least two hours before turning out and serving.

Strawberry charlotte

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