I really like the name "Charlotte", I think it's so pretty. Nobody really knows why charlottes are called charlottes. It could be named after a Queen Charlotte, or, according to Wikipedia, it could come from the world "charlyt" which means a bowl of custard. I hope it's the latter, because that means that the name Charlotte is based on the dessert rather than the other way around. Can you imagine?
"What does your name mean?"
"It is the latinized version of a Greek name. It means chaste and purity "
"Mine means 'cheerful' and 'joy' in Hebrew."
"Mine means a bowl of custard."
Savoiardi/lady fingers/sponge fingers
Good quality espresso
Pour the espresso into a wide bowl and allow it to chill.
Place your moulds on a tray and line the inside with cling film, so that your charlottes are encased in the cling film.
Cut the lady fingers in half, or adjust length depending on the height of your molds. Dip them in the cooled coffee and line the inside of the ring with them.
Fill with ice cream of choice and put in the freezer to firm up. When ready to serve, just carefully slip them out of the ring, remove the cling film, and decorate with some candied fruits or nuts on top.