Charlotte Chantilly – Julia Child

Julia Child’s Charlotte chantilly; A smooth and creamy dessert, that’s quick to whip up. Fresh raspberries give this dish a tart kick. 

Charlotte Chantilly Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

This has been quit a busy week for me, as I’m sure it has been for you too! With the holiday falling in the middle of the week we’re all sorts of out of whack. Hopefully next week will be smooth sailing. For now, I’ll keep trudging along.

Not only was Wednesday 4th of July, but it was also a very special 5th birthday. It was filled with smiles, laughter, swimming and presents. A few sparklers completed the night. Sadly we had a strong storm hit in the evening so no fireworks for us this year. It wouldn’t be the first year I’ve missed them!

Charlotte Chantilly Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

In between celebrating and prepping for an upcoming birthday party (with what I’m hoping will be a fantastic 3 or 4 layer cake. It’ll either be awesome or a total disaster… stay tuned!) I wasn’t sure if I’d have time to make week 9 of the JC100. Thankfully the recipe this week was a fairly quick one.

It’s traditionally made as a molded dessert. Ladyfingers line the edge of a pan and is then filled with a luscious raspberry or strawberry mousse type dessert. It’s light and perfectly tart. With everything going on, looking for ladyfingers at the store completely slipped my mind and I didn’t think I had time to make them so, I ended up with an un-molded dessert. It’s okay. Julia even says it’s okay in her instructions, though I’m sure she’d have preferred it be made as a molded dessert. Next time! ;)

Charlotte Chantilly Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Yield: Serves 4

Charlotte Chantilly

Ingredients:

6oz fresh raspberries or strawberries
1/3C sugar
4 egg yolks
1 1/4C heavy whipping cream*
Fresh raspberries or strawberries for garnish

Directions:

Add 6oz of clean fresh raspberries or strawberries to a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Pour through a mesh strainer to divide the liquid from the seeds. Use a spoon or spatula to help force the liquid through. Discard seeds. Chill purée until ready to use.
Bring 2 inches of water to a light simmer in a medium saucepan. In a medium bowl, beat sugar into egg yolks. Beat until a pale yellow, 4 minutes or so by hand. Place bowl over warm water, beating the egg mixture until thickened and hot. Transfer medium bowl to an ice bath. Fold with a rubber spatula until mixture has cooled.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat cream until it has doubled in size. Continue until stiff peaks form.

Fold chilled purée into egg mixture, followed by gently folding in the whipped cream. If serving un-molded, simply pour into one large dish or divide among individual serving dishes. Chill at least 6 hours or overnight for best results.

Garnish with fresh berries prior to serving.

*Note: I used heavy cream because my store was completely out of whipping cream.

Recipe source: Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child

Celebrating 100 with Julia Child:
Week 1: Rolled omelette
Week 2: Chocolate mousse
Week 3: Coq au Vin
Week 4: Salade Niçoise
Week 5: Vichyssoise
Week 6: Reine de Saba
Week 7: Fillet Meunière
Week 8: Roast Chicken

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — July 6, 2012 at 7:53 am

    This is my kind of dessert! The last dessert I made was Strawberry Shortcakes.

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    Amy J — July 6, 2012 at 8:30 am

    The last dessert I made was Rhubarb Crumb Squares for a party we had last Sunday. Here is the recipe I used: http://www.mennonitegirlscancook.ca/2012/06/rhubarb-crumb-squares.html

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    Mary — July 6, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Peach upside down cake

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — July 6, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Like you on FB :) Looks like a great dessert!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 6, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Very great dessert! My boys would eat it right up. Your kids are so lucky to have a mom who makes these fun and classic dishes. :) Can’t wait for THE cake!

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    heather — July 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

    This is gorgeous, Rachel! Lovely pink desserts make me happy. :)

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 6, 2012 at 9:57 am

    This looks like pink perfection in a cup. Hope the cake turns out!

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    JoAnn — July 6, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I made broiled grapefruit with a brown sugar crust. I served it with old school vanilla bean ice cream. Yum!

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — July 6, 2012 at 11:14 am

    The last dessert I made was a strawberry cake! Delish!

    These look so pretty and yummy!

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    Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies — July 6, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    Who cares if it’s molded? It looks delicious!! Love the fresh berries!

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    amy @ fearless homemaker — July 6, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    that book looks adorable! the last dessert i made? since it’s eightgazllion degrees here, i made no-bake chocolate peanut butter oat cookies a few days ago. delicious!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — July 6, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    Seriously, it’s that easy?! I for sure thought something like this would call for 15 ingredients. I may be making this one tonight after the kids go to bed!

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    melissa@IWasBornToCook — July 6, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    The last dessert I made was patriotic rice krispie treats (haven’t blogged them yet…oops!)

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    Christina C. — July 6, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    The last dessert I made was an Almond Roca Cheesecake.

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    amy marantino — July 6, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    i just made and ate a big old ice cream sundae. and it was gooooood.

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    Sharon — July 7, 2012 at 12:15 am

    double berry cheesecake!

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    Jan B. — July 7, 2012 at 12:16 am

    I made ‘Stained glass jello’ from a foodqawker recipe. It was very pretty…

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    Amy Tong — July 7, 2012 at 2:43 am

    What a delightful dessert. The last one I made was roasted strawberry ice cream…the third batch in a month. :) I know my kids would really enjoy this book as they love cooking with me so much. :)

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    Jan — July 7, 2012 at 3:16 am

    The last dessert I made was a pull a part funfetti cake.

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    Mandy L. — July 7, 2012 at 8:54 am

    The last dessert I made was raspberry fudge! Yum!

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    Diane beebe — July 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

    Love this kind of dessert……the last dessert I made was clafouti……sort of….lol

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    Deborah — July 7, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I love that you just rolled with this – even without the ladyfingers. It’s so pretty!

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    Megan — July 7, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Mini peanut butter cheesecakes! Cute and delicious!

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    Pat R — July 7, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    grapes covered with Fluff/cream cheese topping and butter brickle chips

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    Ashlie — July 7, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    The last dessert I made was cardamom, honey glazed grilled peaches with homemade coconut milk ice cream and salted toasted pistachios – very yummy!

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