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Non-bento #23: fun with Rabbid #1 – bavarois

April 14, 2010

in Baking,basics,characters,how-to,non bento,video games

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.

Rabbid mold!

O_O

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.)

Fun with a Rabbid mold #1 - strawberry bavarois

Non-bento #23: fun with Rabbid #1
Created and eaten on: 2/17/2010

[Strawberry bavarois]
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.

bavarois putting gelatin

bavarois melting gelatin

If gelatin doesn't dissolve, you can microwave it for about 30 seconds. But be careful not to microwave it for too long. It may boil over!

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.

bavarois beginning

bavarois pureed strawberry

Strawberry massacre!

3. Pour gelatin dissolved in hot water into the blender and mix.

bavarois gelatin

4. Pour whipping cream in the blender and mix.

bavarois before whipped cream

5. Pour the mixture into… anything, such as a mold, glass, tupperware, bowl, etc…

bavarois mold

bavarois tupper

I put the rest of the bavarois in a tupperware.

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

Fun with a Rabbid mold #1 - strawberry bavarois

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!

Fun with a Rabbid mold #1 - strawberry bavarois

The bumpy surface makes it very zombie-like.

I carved the eye part out, and put blueberries in it. It was pretty creepy.

Fun with a Rabbid mold #1 - strawberry bavarois

Fun with a Rabbid mold #1 - strawberry bavarois

BWWAAAAAAAH!!!!

I used the Rabbid cookie cutter I made before to cut out the bavarois in a tupperware.

Rabbid strawberry bavarois

I also used bunch of different cookie cutter to cut out mini bavarois pieces.

Strawberry bavarois

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!

How to make strawberry bavarois on my flickr

For more pictures of my bento, visit Bento! set and Bento details! set on my flickr page.

If you have any questions about any of my how-to’s, please feel free to leave a comment or email me!

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eulaNo Gravatar April 15, 2010 at 3:19 pm

omg that’s awesome! they didn’t tell you where we can buy one?

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar April 19, 2010 at 3:19 pm

Hi eula
No, she didn’t tell me where they sell it. I think it was created only for Ubisoft employees? I have no clue… Sorry! But yeah, they should totally sell this. I’m sure there are tons of people who’d want to make Rabbid sweets all over the world!

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magnifique_f8hNo Gravatar April 16, 2010 at 2:24 am

That is so cute! And sounds good too.^_^
And making your own Rabbig cookie cutter… great idea. :D

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magnifique_f8hNo Gravatar April 16, 2010 at 2:25 am

Oops, I meant *Rabbid*. >_<

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The-AraNo Gravatar May 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

you hit the nail on the head : this mold is employees-only ,for now . part of the X-mas gift of 2009 … maybe they’ll release it someday ,who knows ..

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PattyNo Gravatar May 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm

I love your blog! Your creations are both funny and delicious and I especially love your posts on the Rayman Raving Rabbids. I do hope Ubisoft makes the Rabbid silicone mold commercially available; I’d buy one in an instant. Thank you for blogging.

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PattyNo Gravatar May 20, 2010 at 2:51 pm

I forgot to say that if I got a Rabbid mold, I would make a giant awayuki-kan with it because the Rabbids are white, and some some strawberry mousse for the pink ears and belly.

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SusanKingsleyNo Gravatar June 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

envious of your coool cake mould…But i LOVE your blog! ^^

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NikkiNo Gravatar November 2, 2010 at 5:14 am

I am trying out your bavarios recipe, it smells yummy. Can’t wait to share it with the kids. :) Just wish I had that cool rabbid mold! *(jealous) ;)

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MicharlNo Gravatar January 10, 2011 at 7:28 am

Is there any way to get this great silicon mold?

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AnnaTheRedNo Gravatar January 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

Micharl,
As far as I know, the silicone mold was made and given to the Ubisoft employees for Christmas back in 2009, so you might want to check auction sites. I’m surprised there aren’t many photos of the mold or any food creations made with the mold on internet though.

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adelaNo Gravatar October 10, 2013 at 6:06 pm

Omg u would love to buy your mold. Its awesome my son is having a raving rabbis birthday in decemeber 2013.

Thank you
Adela

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