Traditional Finish Charlotte Molds

Chuck Williams chose this mold on his first buying trip to France in 1959 - and it has been a favorite ever since for making charlottes luscious baked apple dessert that originated in 18th-century Britain. It is thought that the charlotte was named for Queen Charlotte, wife of King George III. The pan is equally suited to making a charlotte Russe, a 19th-century chilled variation made with Bavarian cream nestled in a ladyfinger shell. Heavy-gauge tinned steel ensures even and gentle temperature distribution for consistent baking or chilling. Flared sides simplify creating the bread or ladyfinger linings and releasing the finished desserts. The tin coating is nonreactive to acidic foods, and protects the pan from rust. The traditional heart-shaped handles simplify maneuvering and inverting the filled mold while adding a decorative touch. Also handy for preparing puddings, ice cream, aspic and individual cakes. Dishwasher safe.
Average Customer Rating:
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for Traditional Finish Charlotte Molds
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
VWPageII
,CA
May 27, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:6 - 12 months
Uses product:Once a month
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Does perfectly what it describes
May 27, 2014
I cook primarily out of Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and when I came the desert section I found I required a Charlotte mold. I had to order the 7-inch model from my local Williams & Sonoma which proved to be very time-efficient. The mold serves many purposes from molding custards to baking soufflés. I also like the fact that the mold is made in France because it makes me feel like I'm cooking more authentically.
The Charlotte mold is a unique enough thing to have in your kitchen that you will get comments and opportunities to share with people your knowledge of French cooking. I recommend it strongly!
Pros: Durable, Easy to Use, Quality, Easy to Clean, Easy to Store, Size, Versatile, Design
Review 2 for Traditional Finish Charlotte Molds
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
kak77
,Oak Creek
,WI
February 28, 2014
Ability level:Intermediate
Has owned product for:Less than 1 week
Uses product:Never
Would You Recommend? No
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Beware this is not as depicted
February 28, 2014
This mold is not as described in the dimensions section. It less than 3 inches in diameter and not big enough for any custards, etc. It is beautifully made, but way overpriced for its size.
Cons: Size