Saturday, May 12, 2007

Strawberry Charlotte

Ingredients for sponge fingers:

90 gm. egg white
90 gm. sugar
60 gm. egg yolk
90 gm. flour

Ingredients for Mousseline (filling):

150 gm. fresh milk
20 gm. sugar
30 gm. egg yolks
15 gm. sugar
2 sheets gelatine leaves - soaked in cold water till soft then microwave for 20 secs.
6 gm. flour
6 gm. corn flour
150 gm. whipped cream


(1) For sponge fingers: Whisk egg white till slightly frothy, add in the 90 gm. sugar spoon by spoon, beating well after each addition.
(2) Add in yolks and continue whisking.
(3) Fold in flour and mix gently. Put mixture into a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle. Pipe a row of 6 cm. fingers, next to each other so that they will stick together when baked.
(4) Sieve some icing sugar on top and bake at 190C for about 10 to 12 mins.
(5) Remove from oven and leave onto wire rack to cool.
(6) Place sponge fingers into cake rings, place a piece of cake at the base.
(7) For Mousse: Melt sugar in milk, bring to boil.
(8) Whisk egg yolk with sugar in a bowl, add flour and corn flour and mix well.
(9) Add boiled milk slowly, stirring all the time.
(10) Bring mixture to a boil, add in soaked gelatine, stirring until mixture thickens. Leave to cool completely.
(11) Fold in whipped cream.
(12) Spoon some mousse into the prepared sponge cake, place a strawberry in the centre of the mousse then spoon remaining mousse on top till almost the rim. chill in the fridge till set.
(13) Decorate with strawberries and serve chilled. "HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY"

Recipe adapted from : FOOD & TRAVEL MAGAZINE


Anonymous said...

hi aunty yochana

your bakes look absolutely fabulous! in light of mother's day, can you please share the recipe for strawberry charlotte?


yochana said...

Hi anonymous,

I will try to post it but if you want it quick...get a copy of Food and Travel Magazine.


Anonymous said...

HI Aunty,

Another faster way of making it for Mother's Day ... do you take orders???

Pls tell me where can I get the Charlotte or is there any particular brand to use? Can't find it in NTUC.


yochana said...

Hi angeline.

those are supposed to be sponge fingers. I made it myself. Supposed to look like fingers but because I took so long to pipe line by line that when I was ready to go into the oven, gosh...all stick together already. Hahaha..

Yeah, this should be a nice gift for your mum. Get a copy of Food and Travel Magazine. I got the recipe from there.


Cranberry said...

Lucy, u re really fast yeh! I just got a copy of the magazine 2 days ago. Very pretty Strawberry Charlotte!

yochana said...


In cantonese: "Fai sow Fai Keok" or in hainanese: "Huai har Huai Siu". Hahaha. Anyway, I subscribed the magazine, so every month I get a copy of it.


sue said...

hi aunty lucy, very pretty cake just like the name implies. I wonder if the magazine can be found in Kl. Feeling baking them for my mummy.

In hainanese all yr bakes are " Na Ku Siang" Are u hainanese too!

yochana said...


I've seen the magazine in JB, don't know about KL.

yes..I'm Hainanese.


Anonymous said...

Hi Lucy!

I am a Hainanese too!! Wow, so proud of you gal!


yochana said...


do you know that Hainanese has a flair for baking and cooking. That is why most cooks and chefs in restaurants and hotels are Hainanese. Hehehe...somebody might say that I'm boasting again.


delia said...

Hi Aunty,
Happy Belated Mother's Day to you.
For this cake, can we use the store-bought sponge fingers? The 2 sheets of gelatine leaves = ? grams?

Anonymous said...

Hi Aunty,

under the recipe -
20 gm. sugar
30 gm. egg yolks
15 gm. sugar

do i add in 35gm of sugar together?

sorri ah.. im new to baking =x

yochana said...

Hi anonymous.

20 gm. sugar will melt in the milk while 15 gm. sugar - hand whisk with egg yolks.


delia said...

Can use store-bought sponge fingers for this recipe? How many grams are 2 sheets of gelatine leaves? thanks.

yochana said...

Hi delia,

yes you can buy store bought sponge fingers. 2 sheets of gelatine is about 5 to 6 gm. of gelatine powder.


Anonymous said...

hi aunty yochana,

what is the size for the cake ring? thanks


yochana said...

Hi alice,

Mine is about 4 inches in diameter.


Anonymous said...

Hi aunty yochana,

thanks for your reply. "paiseh" another question, this recipe yields one 4 inches charlotte?


yochana said...

Hi Alice,

As you can see from the background of my pic, there were a few. I did not count how many it yeilds.


Anonymous said...

The whipped cream is dairy or non diary?

yochana said...


I used non dairy cream.


M.I.L.U said...

hi aunty,
wanna ask you, what is the difference between non-dairy whip cream and dairy whip cream? and where can i get non-dairy ones coz i normally only see dairy ones in stores.


Aunty Yochana said...


You can buy both types of whip cream from Sun Lik.

Dairy whip cream has 35% fat.


Fayette said...

Hi Aunty Yochana,

Does it mean that Non-dairy whipping cream is lower in fat and calories than Dairy whipping cream?