One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pudding made of stewed fruit with a casing or covering of bread, sponge cake, biscuits, or breadcrumbs.
- ‘Impressive and particularly delicious, it was gulped down between the four of us - you know, a charlotte just doesn't keep that well.’
- ‘Place a scoop of the marzipan ice-cream next to the charlotte and drizzle some sauce around the dish.’
- ‘Ironically, given the backdrop of the American Revolution, the charlotte is a dessert with roots in England.’
- ‘This makes the delicate Biscuit Rose de Reims the ideal dipping companion of a cup of Champagne, and the perfect biscuit to use in a charlotte, in place of the classic ladyfingers.’
- ‘On this day I overlooked the warm apple pie (which, having tasted before, I can safely pronounce a delicious desert) and instead went for home-made strawberry charlotte.’
- ‘Tropical fruit with lime yogurt is a diet dud, and white-chocolate charlotte is precious, but you have to try the house ice-cream soda made with chocolate, fudge, soda, and a shot of whisky.’
- ‘I pretty much wanted everything on the catalog - I mean who could resist getting mini-molds for charlottes and brioches, and a really efficient zester, and beautiful knives, and new skillets, and a special zigzag knife to cut melons?’
- ‘Or go more adventurous with sweets such as duet of chocolate fruit terrine, cappuccino brulées, lichee gateaux, coffee charlotte and compote of figs in chocolate shells.’
- ‘Afterward, chocolate-mousse cake and vanilla charlotte seem somewhat redundant.’
French, from the female given name Charlotte.
A commercial city and transportation centre in southern North Carolina; population 687,456 (est. 2008).
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