Thursday, September 27, 2018

Molded Strawberry Charlotte with Lady Fingers (1970)

  • 2 10-oz packages frozen, sliced strawberries
  • 2 tbspns unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tspn salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbspns lemon juice
  • 2 tspns grated lemon rind
  • 8 large fingers, split in half
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream, whipped
Mix the gelatin, 1/4 sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt, then place on top of a double boiler. Beat egg yolks and water together, then pour into the double boiler. 

Add 1 package of frozen strawberries, and cook about 8 minutes over boiling water until gelatin is dissolved ans strawberries thawed. Remove from fire and add remaining package of strawberries,lemon juice, and grated lemon rind. Stir until strawberries are thawed. Chill until mixture begins to thicken.

Split lady fingers in half, and stand around the edge of an 8-inch spring-form pan. Beat egg whites until stiff, and beat in 1/2 cup sugar. Fold into strawberry-gelatin mixture.Fold in whipped cream, and pour into mold. Chill until firm. 

Remove from pan onto a serving dish and decorate with whipped cream and whole strawberries on top. Serves 10.

More "Lost" Strawberry Recipes
Strawberries Romanoff (1963)

(Origin - "Molded Dishes Cookbook" by Nancy Fair McIntyre. Published by Gala Books of North Hollywood, California, 1970.)

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