I've shared some pretty awesome recipes on here that we've whipped up together (amazing chocolate chip cookies, Chocolate Harvest Cake, & Puff Pastry Bundles.) But never have I shared a flop recipe. Well there's a first time for everything. Enter: Charlotte Russe dessert. This particular recipe was passed down from Tamara's great grandmother (who was French) and Tam's Mom remembers eating it when she was a little girl. But that's about the extent of what we knew about this dessert. We didn't know how things were supposed to look, taste, smell...you get the idea. Well let me just show ya.
It started out good...here's Lisa breaking up the cookies (Oreo and choc. chip) for the crust. (The original recipe calls for lady fingers, but Tam's GG used to use any kind of broken-up cookie.)
But no, I heated the milk, egg yolks, and sugar on the stove.
Tam's whippin' up the egg whites for the topping.
This is where it starts to get a little gross. WARNING: you may want to look away at this point.
This dessert doesn't even make sense! Meringue on top of that?
And this is the finished product...oh my word. Can we say cauliflower cake??
Wanna see how it's supposed to look?
Yeah, not even close. I do want to tackle making this again (probably NOT trying to perfect Tamara's great g-mom's recipe though!) because it looks like an amazing dessert. So there ya have it--a total flop, an epic fail, disaster in a spring form pan. Oh well...ya live and learn, right? How about you? Have you made any "interesting" things lately? (BTW, I will not be adding this to my recipes tab on my home page, just in case you were wondering.)