charlotte-russe

charlotte russe

[roos]
noun
1.
a dessert made by lining a mold with sponge cake or ladyfingers and filling it with Bavarian cream.
2.
a simpler version of this, consisting of a small piece of sponge cake topped with whipped cream and a candied cherry.

Origin:
1835–45; < French: literally, Russian charlotte

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charlotte russe (ruːs)
 
n
a cold dessert made in a mould with sponge fingers enclosing a mixture of whipped cream, custard, etc
 
[French: Russian charlotte]

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