Charlotte Russe

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Appears in
The Official Downton Abbey Cookbook

By Annie Gray

Published 2019

  • About

Another of Downton’s iconic dishes, charlotte russe is a cold, set sweet dish, with a mixture of Bavarian cream and jelly ringed with sponge finger biscuits. It’s related to trifle, but while trifle is a very English dish, this is very French, and was invented by Chef Antonin Carême in the early nineteenth century. It appears at Downton a lot, sometimes unmentioned but lurking distinctively in the background and at other times brought to the fore. It’s one of the dishes cooked by Eth