charlotte russe

charlotte russe
noun Etymology: French, literally, Russian charlotte Date: 1839 a charlotte made with sponge cake or ladyfingers and a whipped-cream or custard-gelatin filling

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  • Charlotte Russe — is a dessert invented by the French chef Marie Antoine Carême (1784 1833), who named it in honor of his Russian employer Czar Alexander I ( russe being the French word for Russian ). It is a cold dessert of Bavarian cream set in a mold lined with …   Wikipedia

  • Charlotte Russe — Charlotte Char lotte, n. [F.] A kind of pie or pudding made by lining a dish with slices of bread, and filling it with bread soaked in milk, and baked. [1913 Webster] {Charlotte Russe}, or {Charlotte [ a] la russe} [F., lit., Russian charlotte]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • charlotte russe — [ro͞os] n. [Fr, lit., Russian charlotte] a charlotte filled with Bavarian cream and made in a mold lined with ladyfingers or spongecake …   English World dictionary

  • charlotte russe — /roohs/ 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. [1835 45; < F …   Universalium

  • charlotte russe — [ ru:s] noun a pudding consisting of custard enclosed in sponge cake or a casing of sponge fingers. Origin Fr., lit. Russian charlotte …   English new terms dictionary

  • charlotte russe — /ʃalət ˈrus/ (say shahluht roohs) noun a mould of sponge fingers filled with a cream mousse mixture. {French: Russian charlotte} …   Australian English dictionary

  • charlotte russe — noun lady fingers enclosing Bavarian cream • Hypernyms: ↑charlotte …   Useful english dictionary

  • Charlotte Russe (clothing retailer) — For the dessert pastry, see Charlotte (dessert). Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. Type Private Company Industry Retail Founded 1975 Founder(s) Daniel Lawrence Headquarters …   Wikipedia

  • Charlotte Russe (retailer) — Infobox Company | company name = Charlotte Russe Holding, Inc. | company type = Public (NASDAQ|CHIC) | foundation = 1975 | founder = Kayla Pelletier headquarters = San Diego, California industry = Retail | products = Clothing, footwear, and… …   Wikipedia

  • Charlotte (dessert) — Charlotte Russe redirects here. For the clothing store, see Charlotte Russe (retailer). Strawberry charlotte A charlotte is a type of dessert that can be served hot or cold. It can also be known as an ice box cake . Bread, sponge cake or… …   Wikipedia

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