Cheese Charlotte

Make a delicious cheese charlotte to impress the family or visitors.


  • 1 thick slice white bread (cut into cubes)
  • 200 ml milk
  • 8 slices of white bread (crusts removed)
  • 40 g butter
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 1.50 tblsp plain flour
  • 225 g cheddar cheese (grated)
  • 0.50 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 125 ml cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F, Gas 4.)
  2. Put the bread cubes into a shallow dish and sprinkle over half of the milk.
  3. In another dish, spread out the bread slices and sprinkle them with the remaining milk.
  4. Leave the cubes and slices to soak.
  5. In a large bowl, cream the butter with a wooden spoon and mix in the egg yolks, one at a time.
  6. Stir in the flour.
  7. Add the soaked bread cubes, cheese, salt and nutmeg.
  8. Blend well and stir in the cream.
  9. In a medium-sized bowl, beat the egg whites with a whisk until they're stiff.
  10. Fold them into the cheese mixture with a metal spoon.
  11. Line a greased, straight-sided, flameproof dish or casserole with the soaked bread slices.
  12. Pour in the cheese mixture and bake in the oven for 35 – 40 minutes.
  13. Serve the Charlotte immediately.


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