Coffee Cream Charlotte Recipe

Coffee Cream Charlotte Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4

30 ml/2 tbsp apricot jam (jelly), sieved (strained)
20 sponge fingers
4 eggs, separated
100 g/4 oz icing (confectioners') sugar
60 ml/4 tbsp coffee essence (extract)
45 ml/3 tbsp rum
300 ml/0.5 pt double (heavy) cream, lightly whipped
150 ml/0.25 pt whipping cream, whipped
50 g/2 oz/0.5 cup plain (semi-sweet) chocolate, grated

Method :

Warm the jam slightly and brush it over the sides of a 15 cm/6 in springform cake tin (pan). Trim the ends of the sponge fingers and stand them round the edge. Whisk the egg whites until very stiff. Whisk together the egg yolks, icing sugar, coffee essence and rum, then fold in the egg whites and double cream. Spoon the mixture into the cake tin and freeze for 5 hours. When ready to serve, carefully loosen round the side of the tin with a palette knife and turn out. Decorate with whirls of whipped cream and sprinkle the grated chocolate over.

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