Monday, April 28, 2008

Chocolate Charlotte, from Grace

Chocolate Charlotte, from Grace

Grace gave this to me in April 2008. She says: "This is a good opportunity to use some pretty dish that you have. I have my Mother's crystal compote and it looks so nice. Also Crate & Barrel has such pretty compotes and cheap, too."

1 eight oz pkg semisweet bar chocolate
3 tablespoons water
4 eggs separated
1/2 cup margarine softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup cream, whipped
1 cup cream, whipped and sweetened
10 double lady fingers
curl 1 oz chocolate for garnish

In a large bowl, melt 7 oz chocolate and 3 tablespoons water. Remove from heat and beat in egg yolks one at a time. Beat in margarine small amounts at a time. Beat in vanilla.

Beat whites to soft peaks and add sugar slowly and fold into above. Beat cream and fold into above.

Line straight-sided 2 quart dish with lady fingers. Pour in charlotte.

Whip and sweeten 1 cup cream and garnish top with curled chocolate .

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