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Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 11:10 AM (permalink)
Not sure of the spelling,but in the 50's my mom found us a dessert, she said was from her childhood--served in a round cardboard cup,it had pound cake, and I remember whipped cream and I believe you pushed it up from the bottom of the cardboard container. Anyone ever heard of this old-time treat? How was it made? Is it still available anywhere?

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    RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 11:14 AM (permalink)
    Lee,it's called CHARLOTTE RUSSE...I make it every Christmas

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      RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 11:17 AM (permalink)

      but how is it made?

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        RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 11:25 AM (permalink)
        I believe true Charlotte Russe is an old classic dessert, something similar to a trifle. It's a stiff egg custard sometimes flavored with sherry set in a mold of sponge cake or lady fingers.

        However, there are various American confections that take the basic concept and spin it into a more common treat. Do a search on Google and you'll see a number of variations, apparently one that is or was a Brooklyn favorite, maybe what you're looking for.

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          RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 12:53 PM (permalink)
          My dad, born in Brooklyn in the 20's, spoke lovingly of the charlotte russe as his favorite chidhood treat.
          That list grew to include the knoblewurst from KATZ'S; anything at SLOPPY LOUIE'S; the fried clams & calamari from our local fishmonger; and the strawberry shortcake my mom always made on his birthday.

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            RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/3/07 2:17 PM (permalink)
            Lee,here is the recipe that I love to use...Except,I brush the ladyfingers with some good bourbon before I put them in the springform pan...I hope that this helps...!


            1 env. unflavored gelatin
            1/4 c. water
            1 c. sugar
            1 1/2 c. milk
            2 beaten egg yolks
            1/2 tsp. vanilla
            2 egg whites, beaten stiff
            1 pt. heavy cream, whipped
            1 pkg. ladyfingers
            Maraschino cherries

            Soak the gelatin in the water. Combine the sugar, milk and egg yolks and cook to a custard sauce. Add the water/gelatin to the custard. When the mixture is cold and beginning to stiffen, add the vanilla, beaten egg whites, and the whipped cream.
            Line the bottom and sides of a serving dish (or a springform pan with a removable bottom) with the ladyfingers and pour in the Charlotte Russe mixture. Chill until firm. Decorate with maraschino cherries.


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              RE: Charlotte Ruge Mon, 09/10/07 11:50 AM (permalink)
              This is an interesting thread....I've never heard of the dessert...but there is a chain of stores here on the east coast that carry women's clothing called Charlotte Russe!

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                RE: Charlotte Ruge Thu, 11/29/07 4:17 PM (permalink)
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