I couldn’t resist offering a birthday cake to celebrate My Parisian Kitchen 1year anniversary. I wanted however a very special cake, something that I had never cooked. That’s when I realized that I had never done any charlotte. This cake is actually the perfect choice: So simple and impossible to mess up, quick to prepare, absolutely delicious and, on top of that, a charlotte generally makes that kind of WOW effect on people. I admit it’s beautiful. I indeed had great pleasure taking photos.
I imagined this charlotte thinking of my 3 kids who have been the first ones to taste my recipes all year long (well actually as far as I bake sweet recipes. For savory ones, it’s rather my husband’s job). So in charlotte for 3 teens, I HAD to have chocolate. As they like to be surprised, they discovered at every bite, soft pieces of pear and crunchy Maltesers balls (it can also be done with Kit Kat Balls).
A delight! You should try this. You may vary proportions of pear and Maltesers balls according to your taste. Or just have chocolate and pears.
Some add gelatin in charlotte recipes (even for recipes chocolate charlotte). I do not think it’s necessary.
Chocolate Charlotte with Pears and Crispy Maltesers
Make syrup with water and sugar. Briefly fry pear with vanilla sugar. Melt chocolate, whip cream into chantilly and combine. Soak lady fingers in syrup. Then arrange ingredients in the mold. Let it rest for 2 hours.
Portions: 8 shares
Syrup for soaking lady fingers
Finally arrange the charlotte in the mold