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Lemon charlotte: a refreshing dessert for hot days

Lemon charlotte: a refreshing dessert for hot days

Reintroduction of the delicious Lemon Shortcake, a dessert that provides a refreshing escape from the heat with its tangy and fresh flavors. This simple but elegant dessert combines the creamy texture of mascarpone with the zesty burst of fresh lemon, layered between moistened Maria cookies. Perfect for anyone looking for a quick and delicious treat to beat the summer heat.

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Why you'll love it: Lemon Charlotte is the perfect blend of lemony freshness and creamy indulgence. The natural zest of the lemon contrasts with the richness of the mascarpone and condensed milk, offering a balanced and refreshing flavor. Its simplicity of preparation makes it a dessert accessible to all cooking levels, guaranteeing a delicious result every time.

Perfect occasion: This dessert is ideal for summer get-togethers, picnics, or as a cool treat after a meal on a hot day. It's also great for impromptu dessert cravings because it requires minimal prep time. Serve it at your next barbecue or garden party and it will definitely be a hit.

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Decorating Tips:

  • Garnish with finely grated lemon zest to enhance the lemon flavor and add a pop of color.
  • Add a few thin lemon slices or mint leaves on top for a professional and inviting presentation.
  • Serve in transparent glasses or a glass dish to highlight the beautiful layers of the dessert.

Ingredients:

  • Maria cookies as needed
  • Milk as needed (to dip the cookies)
  • 300 grams of mascarpone
  • 1 and a half cans of condensed milk
  • Juice of 6 lemons (add one at a time and taste, adjusting the intensity of lemon desired)
  • Lemon zest for decoration
  1. Prepare the lemon cream:
    • In a large bowl, combine the mascarpone, condensed milk and lemon juice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust the lemon juice to your taste, depending on its spiciness.
  2. Layer the dessert:
    • Dip the Maria cookies briefly in the milk just to moisten them, but not for too long to prevent them from becoming too soggy.
    • In an 18/20 cm dish, start by placing a layer of moistened biscuits at the bottom.
    • Spread a layer of the lemon curd mixture over the cookies.
    • Repeat the layers, ending with a layer of cream on top.
  3. Cool and serve:
    • Cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 3 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the dessert to set.
    • Before serving, garnish with freshly grated lemon zest for added flavor and a decorative touch.

Enjoy this easy and delicious Lemon Charlotte, a perfect treat to cool and refresh you on a hot day!

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