One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A pudding consisting of custard enclosed in sponge cake or a casing of sponge fingers.
- ‘A charlotte russe is an extraordinary dessert - a circle of little cakes, called ladyfingers, topped with clouds of whipped cream.’
- ‘Along with the egg creams and charlotte russes are the requisite luncheonettes and kitchenettes.’
- ‘Mama is having a tea party, and Electra is sent to Mrs. Zimmerman's bakery to buy six charlotte russes.’
French, literally ‘Russian charlotte’.
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