This was part of my “wonderful things” post, but I got sidetracked by other wonderful things and events and plush making, so I couldn’t do this until now. So here I go!
A little while ago, I received an email from someone who works at Ubisoft, the company that created the Rayman Raving Rabbids series. She liked my bento, and asked me if I could make a good use of this.
It’s a silicon mold of a Rabbid!!! Of course, I gladly accepted her offer. She even included their new DS game “Rabbids Go Home.” I was expecting a smaller version of “Rabbids Go Home” for Wii, but they redesigned Rabbids for DS screen and the mini-games were very different from Wii version. While usual Rabbids games are for multi-players or full of party games, Rabbids Go Home for DS is all about puzzle games. I’ll write more about the game later!
Anyway, the very first thing I thought of making was jello type of food. I was told that the mold was oven-safe, but it didn’t come with any instructions explaining how hot the mold could get, so I was worried and didn’t have the courage to try baking something with it.
My boyfriend and I don’t eat sweets at home that much, and the mold was bigger than I expected. So I decided to make fruity jello type dessert “bavarois.” Bavarois is a French desert made with cream, pureed fruit and gelatin, and is a very popular dessert in Japan. Because it has fruit in it, it is quite refreshing. I wasn’t planning on doing a how-to on this, but this is ridiculously easy, so I’m going to do a quick how-to! (I took the pictures of how-to. Sorry about the quality of the pictures.)
Non-bento #23: fun with Rabbid #1
Created and eaten on: 2/17/2010
Strawberries – the recipe says 200g, but I just put as much as I wanted
Milk – 1/2 cup
Whipping cream – 1 cup
Sugar – 1/2 cup and 1 TBS
Flavorless gelatin – 3TBS or 3 packets (if you want it softer, or not using a mold, you can put 2 TBS of gelatin instead of 3 TBS)
Hot water – 3/4 cup (150cc)
Splash of lemon (if you have any)
This recipe makes refreshing not-so-sweet bavarois. If you want it sweeter, add more sugar. (Don’t ask me how much, though. It’s up to you!) Or you can indulge yourself and add some whipped cream!
The best part of this recipe is all you need is a blender and a bowl for gelatin.
1. Bring water to boil and pour it in a bowl. Sprinkle gelatin in let it dissolve.
2. Put the strawberries (remove the stems!), milk, sugar and little bit of lemon juice in a blender, and mix until the strawberries are pureed. If you aren’t using a mold, you don’t necessary need to puree the strawberry.
3. Pour gelatin dissolved in hot water into the blender and mix.
4. Pour whipping cream in the blender and mix.
5. Pour the mixture into… anything, such as a mold, glass, tupperware, bowl, etc…
6. Put it in the fridge and wait until it hardens. (it usually takes about half an hour)
If you aren’t using a mold, you can just dig in with a spoon! But if you’re using a mold, soak the outer surface of the mold in warm water before taking the bavarois out of the mold. It’ll make it easier for the bavarois to come out.
When I was taking the bavarois out, I realized that the mold was actually a bit more complicated than I thought. I even tried to remove any air bubbles after I poured the mixture into the mold, I guess I wasn’t thorough enough. My rabbid had a cavity on his tooth. T_T
I carved the eye part out, and put blueberries in it. It was pretty creepy.
I used the Rabbid cookie cutter I made before to cut out the bavarois in a tupperware.
I also used bunch of different cookie cutter to cut out mini bavarois pieces.
It’s so easy to make, and it makes great refreshing treats especially once the weather starts to get warm.
The fun with the Rabbid is far from over. More “Fun with Rabbid” is coming!
If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!