the latest game in my apartment, since i am moving out, is “bake as much as you want but don’t buy anything new.” I have lots of flour and sugar, but the rest of the staples are running dangerously low. 1.5 sticks of butter. 9 eggs. 2 cups heavy cream. 0 cups milk. The things I can make are becoming more and more limited.
I knew I had half a pack of lady fingers remaining. Leftover cream from the last charlotte I made was waiting to be used. and in the fridge were peaches, kiwis, bananas, and one mango. I ate the mango so that was out.
The instructions are the same as this one, but I swapped out the fruit and added in some peach liqueur for the syrup. In total, I used 3 pureed peaches to make the syrup and cream, and then 3 slices peaches to decorate the top. I also used 3 bananas total: 1 for the coulis, 1 chopped up to mix with the cream, and 1 sliced to decorate the top.
Ladyfingers soaked in a peach puree and peach liqueur syrup. I ran dangerously close to running out of ladyfingers. You can see the half of a ladyfinger that remained. I became more and more nervous the more I lined the pan because I wasn’t sure what was going to happen if I ran out.
I lined the bottom of the ring before I did the sides. I’ve decided that I don’t like that anymore – see the first photo, how the sides don’t touch the bottom? Next time I will line the sides before I line the bottom, and it should look much nicer! (Though I think it would’ve looked fine had I flipped it over. But I didn’t.)
Another layer of the cream, then sliced peaches and bananas to top it. Another thing I will do differently: embellish with the coulis first, then add the fruit layer. Because those blobs of gray look really sloppy. Also, I don’t think I’ll be using bananas ever again as a coulis, the color just looks really gross. But in the end it didn’t matter because everyone enjoyed it. So yay!