Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

It’s nearly Mother’s Day and my Mum is a huge fan of the baking I do for this blog. She’s lucky enough to get desserts and cake all year round, I nearly always have something with me for her and my Dad whenever I visit them.

When I lived at home, my Mum and I used to bake quite often and she had an old notebook that had lots of recipes that have been jotted down in it over the years, rock cakes, ginger cake and a snow queen cake that is a sponge covered in buttercream and dessicate coconut (very retro). Rhubarb crumble was one of my mum’s favourite puddings and so I decided to make this rhubarb & raspberry entremet for her.

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

This is a really light dessert, with a white chocolate bavaroise, raspberry mousse and a raspberry and rose dacquoise. I topped it off with some lightly poached rhubarb that I stamped out with a cookie cutter. This is a pretty tedious affair, so I wont be offended if you decide to do away with stamping them out and just lay strips of rhubarb on top of the finished entremet.

A bavaroise or bavarian cream is like a mousse. A custard is made and then gelatine is added and whipped cream is folded through and it is left to chill, until it resembles a mousse.

The raspberry insert is a raspberry mousse made using a Funkin’ Pro raspberry puree, they’re much easier to use than pureeing your own fruit and they taste really great. I’ve used them in quite a few of my bakes and they always provide consistent results. I normally portion them out into 200g and freeze them for use at a later date.

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet

Patisserie Makes Simpson
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 7 hours
Course Patisserie
Servings 10


  • ***Raspberry Mousse***
  • 6 g Leaf Gelatine
  • 250 ml Whipping Cream
  • 175 g <a href="http://www.funkincocktails.co.uk/raspberry-puree" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Raspberry Puree</a>
  • 40 g Sugar
  • ***Raspberry Dacquoise***
  • 150 g Ground Almonds
  • 150 g Egg Whites about 5 medium eggs
  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 1 drop <a href="http://www.holylamaspicedrops.com/product/rose-extract/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">rose extract</a>
  • 10 g <a href="http://www.souschef.co.uk/natural-raspberry-powder.html" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">Freeze-dried Raspberry Powder</a>
  • ***White Chocolate Bavaroise***
  • 6 g Leaf Gelatine
  • 125 g White Chocolate 29% Cocoa
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 30 g Egg Yolks
  • 15 g Caster Sugar
  • 350 ml Whipping Cream
  • ***Poached Rhubarb***
  • 400 g Rhubarb
  • 100 g Sugar
  • 250 ml Water


  • To make the raspberry mousse, soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water.
  • Whip the cream to soft peak and put in the fridge to chill.
  • Put 75g of the raspberry puree in a saucepan with the sugar, bring it to a boil and then stir in the gelatine until it has dissolved, add the warm puree to the remaining puree and stir to mix. Fold in the whipped cream until it is completely combined, then place the mousse in the hemisphere moulds and put on a tray and place them in the freezer.
  • To make the dacquoise, preheat the oven to 170C Fan, line a baking tray that is at least 20cm x 30cm with baking parchment.
  • Whip the egg whites in the bowl of stand mixer until they hold a soft peak, add the caster sugar and whisk until firm and glossy.
  • Gently fold in the ground almonds, raspberry powder and rose extract until it is evenly mixed.
  • Spoon the cake batter in a piping bag fitted with a 1cm nozzle. Pipe neat rows on the prepared baking sheet and bake it for 15-20 minutes until it is golden. Leave to cool in the tray.
  • To make the bavaroise soak the gelatine in a bowl of cold water, for a few minutes until soft.
  • Put the white chocolate in a bowl and make sure it's broken into small pieces.
  • Place the egg yolks and sugar in a small bowl and mix until light in colour.
  • Heat the milk and bring it to a boil, pour half of the milk on the egg mixture and then return it all back to the pan and heat gently to 84C. Remove the excess watch from the soaked gelatine and add to the milk mixture, stir until dissolved. Strain this liquid over the chocolate and mix until the chocolate is melted. Leave to cool and semi-whip the cream, add this to the chocolate and use immediately.
  • To assemble, use a cake tin that is bigger than the entremet ring and place a piece of greaseproof paper inside it. cut out a circle of the dacquoise with the entremet mould and place it in the bottom of the entremet ring. inside the larger cake tin.
  • Spoon a small amount of the white chocolate bavaroise in the bottom of the mould and spread it around evenly using a stepped palette knife.
  • Take the raspberry mousse that is frozen in the moulds and place them in a ring inside the entremet mould, place them about 2cm from the edge. Spoon the rest of the bavaroise over the top and flatten it with a stepped palatte knife, ensure it's as smooth as you can make it.
  • Place the entremet in the freezer for at least 4 hours, in the meantime take the rhubarb and cut it into strips, using a 2cm cookie cutter, stamp out circles of rhubarb, this is quite fiddly so take your time.
  • You want the circles to be around 2-3mm thick, so once you have stamped out the circles you may need to slice them again to be thinner.
  • Place the sugar and water in a saucepan and bring it to a boil. Add the rhubarb pieces and cook for around 30 seconds. remove the rhubarb with a slotted spoon and place on a silicone mat or use kitchen towel.
  • Remove the entremet from the freezer and using a chef's blowtorch heat the mould and slide it off gently.
  • Place the small rhubarb circles on top of the entremet and overlap them where necessary. You can also use strips of rhubarb to wrap the side of the cake if you want to cover the visible layer of dacquoise.
  • Leave to thaw and then slice to serve.


You will need a silicone semisphere or half sphere mould with 15 cavities that are 3cm across and a 20 x 6cm entremet ring.
The raspberry mousse needs to be made in advance, so that it can be frozen and used in the centre of the entremet.
There will be some raspberry mousse leftover, but it's not really possible to make a mousse in quantities smaller than this.

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

When I first moved out, my Mum let me go through her kitchen cupboards and pick all of the utensils, bowls and things I would need for my own kitchen. Over time, I’ve replaced most of the things she gave me and as a result of this blog, I’ve really expanded my collection.

I’ll always be grateful to her for the helping hand she gave me to get started and the countless pieces of domestic advice she offers when I phone her panicked about something or other.

Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet | Patisserie Makes Perfect

As we all need a hand to get our house and kitchen kitted out when we first move in somewhere, the people over at ProCook Kitchenware have very kindly donated a prize which provides the basics you need to get baking in your own kitchen. This generous bundle consists of a set of kitchen linens, muffin tins and a bakeware set all to the value of £100.

Win £100 of ProCook Products

Thanks for reading.


350 Responses

  1. Jodie Dodd

    Happy belated Mother’s Day to your Mum! And such a perfect Spring/Summery dessert. It looks so light and fluffy. I love the fun touch of something hidden inside! 🙂 I’ve just been on the hunt for some new pots and pans. Stocking a kitchen never seems to end.

  2. George Worboys Wright

    Kettle, toaster, saucepan, frying pan, utensils.

  3. emma louise gough

    a kettle, pots and pans, plates, cutlery, mugs, wooden spoon and a spatula

  4. Ellie Spider

    Decent heavy saucepan set, a sharp knife block and a tin opener 🙂

    Your pudding looks incredible!

  5. Jenerate

    A kettle, tin opener, some good pans, wooden spoon and a whisk. The rhubarb pud looks amazing.

  6. Carol Cliffe

    A good set of pans! Plus a kettle of course 😉

  7. Amy McLellan

    This looks delicious! Never heard of a Entremet before but this looks so tasty. I think a top kitchen essential is a kettle 🙂

  8. Catherine Hodges

    A kettle! One of the first things we always unpack when we move

  9. littlesleepybird

    Tin opener, Kettle, set of pans, and glasses.

  10. Michele Naughtyminx Calderwood

    think im going to have to make your Rhubarb & Raspberry Entremet,looks yummmm xx

  11. tracey anderson

    A kettle / Toaster / Microwave / Oven / Good set of pots & pans / Cutlery / Dining set / Mugs / Tea Coffee Sugar cannisters / Bread bin / Scales / Fridge & Freezer / Knifes / Tea towels / Can opener / and last but not least a corkscrew to open your well deserved bottle of wine housewarming gift!

  12. Natalie Gazey

    A good set of pans and some good kitchen utensals like spatulas and serving spoons

  13. Lynsie Lynn

    A frying pan and saucepans! You’ll never go hungry with a frying pan, as you can cook eggs and bacon in them 🙂 Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  14. Lisa Rowsell

    A set of pans, mixing bowl, measuring spoons, tin opener, cutlery, plates, and a kettle.

  15. FionaJK42

    Our daughter loves baking, so when she moved into her first flat we gave her a mixing bowl, sieve, measuring cups and spoons, 3 cake tins, a measuring jug, a wooden spoon and one of those flexible bowl scrapers that help you get the last bit of cake mix out of the bowl.

  16. Kat Glynn

    A jug, a selection of different sized bowls, baking trays, and weighing scales 🙂

  17. pam Lawrence

    A few different-sized bowls, a wooden spoon, a whisk and some baking tins – a loaf tin, some sandwich tins, and a couple of baking sheets

  18. Emma Rawlinson

    Kettle, cutlery, plates, tin opener, microwave, tupperware

  19. Susie Mc

    A tin opener, cutlery, a kettle & a couple of saucepans

  20. Margery Lumsdaine

    A really good saucepan, a frying pan, a couple of knives (one large, one small), a chopping board, a tin opener, a spatula, a wooden spoon, a slotted spoon, a glass jug, crockery & cutlery for how ever many will be living there

  21. Susan Carruthers

    A kettle, a set of knives, some pans and a tin opener!

  22. maria hackett

    keep the kettle and cups at the top of the boxes so you can enjoy a cuppa as soon as you get to new home!

  23. Pauline Burroughs

    A kettle, whatever happens at least you can have a cup of tea x

  24. Victoria Dixon

    Kettle, mugs, cutlery, saucepan set and basic cooking utensils set – e.g. wooden spoon and a spatula

  25. corinne wright

    Defiantly a kettle, think of all those people coming round for a brew and a nosey!

  26. Kathryn Casbolt

    Kettle, basic crockery and cutlery, two saucepans and a frying pan or wok

  27. Denise Seddon

    pans, kettle, oven or microwave and a good tin opener.

  28. Cathy Overgage

    A microwave, mugs and plates as can make drinks and basic meals using the microwave.

  29. Hannah Broomfield

    Tongs and a frying pan for the requisite bacon butties for the friends and family roped in to help with the move

  30. Gemma Louise Mason-Rogers

    A kettle, cutlery, plates, cups and pans the main essentials I had given when I first left home, many moons ago now

  31. Samantha Atherton

    plates, bowls, cutlery, a sharp knife, a few pans & baking trays & some utensils like a spatula & slotted spoon.

  32. Chris Fletcher

    Well apart from a bottle opener, I think the most important thing is a good set of pans! After living in shared houses for quite a while, we always had to share and they would always be a right state, it would drive me crazy!

  33. Sabine Bassler

    A good set of knives and a good set of saucepans along with crockery and cutlery.Everything else you can acquire with time. Even a kettle is not essential if you have a saucepan. I’m intrigued by how many people think a microwave is essential. Mine just gathers dust in a corner.

  34. Jean Vaughan

    Cutlery, saucepans, can opener, kettle, microwave, crockery, chopping board, set of knives,

  35. Lucy carter

    Knive, chopping board, grater, saucepan and spoons/fish slice

  36. Natasha R-M

    Cutlery, crockery, saucepans, kettle and microwave oven – all the essentials.

  37. kim neville

    Knives, chopping board, kettle, toaster, plates and bowls, saucepans, oven trays

  38. a.e.adkins

    Kettle, cutlery, can opener,pans and sharp knives. Slow cooker & microwave as optional extras

  39. alice lightning

    microwave definitely kettle frypan and saucepan plus plates and cutlery

  40. Gillian Hutchison

    a plate, bowl, cutlery, oven tray, pots, colander, serving spoon, wooden spoon and sharp knives

  41. Carrie Louise Talbot-Ashby

    My slow cooker was my life-saver when I moved into my first home. I was 18 with a newborn baby and nothing else, and my slow-cooker saved my life until I had saved up for an oven! 17 years later and I am still slowly building up my kitchen lol. x

  42. Lynne OConnor

    Kettle, saucepans, knives and a potato peeler

  43. Hayley Colburn

    Definintly a kettle so they can make the brews for the fam and friends helping you move in

  44. Ruth Wollerton

    Cutlery, pots and pans, a slow cooker, a microwave, a CHOPPING board and sharp knives

  45. Nancy Bradford

    Baking trays, pots and pans, wooden spoons, cheese grater and garlic press and you would be just about there.

  46. Emma H

    A slow cooker because it’s difficult to keep the new house clean, work and cook fresh food when you get home.

  47. Amanda Brett

    A set of saucepans/frying pan,basic cutlery,baking tray,tin opener,plates,mugs,bowls,kettle and where possible a toaster 🙂

  48. Natalie Gillham

    A Saucepan, a frying pan, a cooking spatula, a tin opener, a knife, fork and spoon, a plate and bowl, and a kettle and a cup x

  49. anneka hulse

    set of pans, set of dishes, oven tray, utensils and cutlery

  50. Victoria Prince

    A basic set of saucepans, kettle, tin opener, plates and cutlery – I’ve probably forgotten something crucial!

  51. Jessica Cook

    a good quality saucepan set, utensils, plates and mugs

  52. Janie1616

    KETTLE. Fab prize, I would love to win your competition xxxxxxx

  53. Jenny Badger

    a good knife, a vegetable peeler , a can opener and a kettle- all you need!

  54. H is for Home

    Remembering from way back in my student days… the basics were a kettle, toaster and tin opener. A hob and/or microwave was a luxury! 🙂

  55. Mimicat

    Kettle, pans, plates and cutlery and something to cook on/with.

  56. Becca Staples

    A tin opener and a bottle opener, the little things can easily be forgotton x

  57. Romana Richards

    Pan set, utensils like wooden spoons, ladle and slice, crockery and cutlery including sharp knives, chopping board and some baking trays, kettle. for starters at least.

  58. Alison MacDonald

    A set of pans,a tin opener,plates,cutlery and cups 🙂

  59. Lynn Neal

    Saucepans, knives, baking sheets, kettle and cutlery!

  60. Olivia Kirby

    That looks amazing!!
    A kettle, cutlery, tin and bottle opener, bakeware, pans and decent knives!

  61. sion manley

    Kettle, saucepans, frying pan, cooker, fridge, cutlery and cooking utensils

  62. Bryanna M

    I think someone needs a coffee maker, at least one great pot and pan, tongs, and a cutting board!

  63. Ashley Phillips

    A tin-opener, plates and cups, microwave and toaster

  64. Sassie Clarke

    Baking Trays, Oven gloves, Saucepans, Frying pan, mixing bowl, measuring jug, measuring spoons, colander, knife set, cutlery set, tin opener, cheese grater, glasses, dinner set, kettle, mugs, tea towels, ladle and large serving spoon.

  65. Jeanette Davenport

    Pots and pans, kettle, cutlery, dinner set measuring jug, mixing bowl, chopping board, a set of knifes and a tin opener

  66. Sherri Hough

    pans, kettle,cups,cutlery,glasses, plates and bowls, colender, measuring jug,

  67. GCforever

    One frying pan, a large and small saucepan, a large and small mixing bowl, a measuring jug, measuring spoons, a wooden spoon, crockery and cutlery for each person, a mug for each person and a kettle.

  68. dragonfly63

    A fridge, a kettle, a cooker, a saucepan or two, something to eat off, something to drink out of and a lot of forward planning.

  69. Alison Macdonald

    Everything to make a cup of tea 🙂 and a tin opener!

  70. Karen Laing

    A cooker,crockery and cutlery.If you’ve got a cooker you could do anything x

  71. Melissa Manning

    Oh god, a kettle! I suffered badly without my cuppa for the first few days!

  72. Sophie Rollo

    I’m moving into my first home in September and I could provide you with a massive list of things to buy !
    But some of my essentials are a good selection of kitchen knives, storage boxes so i can have pre cooked meals on lazy nights, and some cute mugs to really feel at home !

  73. sallycollingwood

    A pro cook set of saucepans, will last forever, you never have to buy them again

  74. Kristy Leanne Brown

    Has to be a kettle and at least one decent pan

  75. kat walsh

    A kettle can make even the barest of new kitchens feel like home

  76. Kimberley Ryan

    A couple of pans, a frying pan, utensils including a can opener and a kettle

  77. Liz ferguson

    A cooking set including pans, casseroles ect x

  78. Michelle Carlin

    Pans and wooden spoons and utensil set. Everything else is a bonus!

  79. Christine Constable

    A good set of knives, a frying pan and a set of saucepans.

  80. Phyllis Ellett

    It has to be the basic 3 set of saucepans and a frying pan oh and a roasting pan. Most basic cooking is covered by these items.

  81. Nicola Dow

    A slow cooker…its a must! will save time and free up time to unpack

  82. Claire Blaney

    Always a tin opener a potato masher, and a peeler rolling pin. sharp knifes serving spoons & wooden spoon

  83. lyn

    Saucepans, frying pan, kettle, decent knives, tin opener

  84. Antonia Boulting

    A couple of decent knives, saucepans and roasting tin

  85. Maxine

    a toaster! Hot buttered toast will keep you going whilst you buy all of the other necessary kitchen equipment

  86. JudeVFR400

    Knives and a chopping board. That’s what my partner said straightaway when I asked her, I’ll add a grater to that.

  87. Pauline Wilson

    kettle, toaster, cutlery, pans, and utensils like wooden spoons and fish slice

  88. emma walters

    wooden spoons, a knife, bottle/tin opener & scissors

  89. Julie Ward

    Microwave, there are plenty of ready meals out there

  90. Jo Carroll

    Kettle, Scissors, cuttlery, saucepans, knives, tin opener, bowl, measuring jug and scales 😉

  91. PatisserieMakesPerfect

    Thank you Louise and you’re so right, I’m going on a self-catering holiday and I’m dreading how limited the kitchen will probably be compared to my own. Thanks for the lovely comments. x

  92. Tutti Dolci

    What an elegant dessert and just perfect for Mother’s Day!

  93. Martina Pichova

    A kettle and toaster – so they can make their toast and tea while they are still moving in and not cooking..

  94. Elizabeth Hinds

    Bottle opener – of course!!! What’s the point of anything else if you can’t access your alcohol? 😉

  95. Helen Bennett

    Kettle, toaster and teaspoons! 18 years down the line and I still need them, sure my bin eats them.

  96. Philippa Bradbury

    A large oven to table dish like the ProCook 4L cast iron dish is essential for when you have loads of friends round and want to serve up in something stylish!

  97. Wendy Collard

    A kettle and toaster are a must to begin with!

  98. chris2468

    What essential kitchen items do you think someone needs when moving into their first home? . . . . . a good set of pans

      • nicole (thespicetrain.com)

        I have but I found it very difficult to transfer the shaped dough into into the pot, it didn’t fit perfectly and partially deflated and then came out looking a bit funky (basically cake-shaped). Still tasted good but I prefer the traditional method with a pizza peel and a baking stone. 🙂

          • nicole (thespicetrain.com)

            I think there are other names for it but pizza peel is the only one I know. It’s just a metal (in my case) or wooden surface with a long handle that you put your bread or pizza on and then easily (more or less) slide it into the oven from there. It works as long as you flour it really, really well before putting the dough on.

          • nicole (thespicetrain.com)

            I meant to let you know that after you mentioned bread baking in the Dutch oven I thought about it some more and gave it another go and this time it worked beautifully, I think the previous time I had tried my dough was too wet and that’s why I couldn’t transfer it easily. I added much more flour this time and the bread kept its shape and baked perfectly. 🙂

          • PatisserieMakesPerfect

            That’s great Nicole – thanks so much for letting me know, I wondered how it would work. Is a Dutch oven cast iron? I’m wondering if I could do the same with a stainless steel cooking pot that can go in the oven…

          • nicole (thespicetrain.com)

            Yes, it’s cast iron and I heat the oven (with the empty Dutch oven in it) to 500 degrees F, then transfer the bread into it. I don’t know if it would work with a stainless steel pot, it might!

  99. holly_gibson

    A kettle! Need lots of teas to get through the decorating and cleaning

  100. Deborah Rainford-Thompson

    So pretty Angela. It sounds devine!

  101. Iona Cornish

    A potato masher, a whisk, a sieve and a wooden spoon

  102. Aceso84

    Saucepans, knives, colander, tin opener, baking tray and measuring jug.

  103. Amy PJ

    Teaspoons and a kettle – because you’ll be wanting tea once you’ve unloaded all your stuff into the house!

  104. Jayne Townson

    Pans, a kettle, a toaster, a mixing bowl, knifes and a chopping board.

  105. Kathy D

    Tin Opener – perhaps they just says more about me

  106. Judith Hamilton

    The most essential thing is a good set of knives

  107. Karen Richards

    Saucepans, kettle, crockery, cutlery, knives, tin opener

  108. Rachie Littleme

    Pans, a toaster and kettle and some good knives.

  109. stephen ashdown

    A kettle for certain, a cuppa is a must!! A microwave is also handy so at least you won’t starve!!!!

  110. Daisy Pickles

    A kettle, toaster and microwave,,,oh and some plates and a knife and fork 🙂

  111. debbie

    tin opener kettle and toaster thanks for a fab giveaway x

  112. Elaine Savage

    saucepans, baking trays, cutlery, a good set of kinives and a food mixer

  113. Alana Walker

    Good quality pans, a selection of utensils such as a spatula, serving spoon, slotted spoon, measuring spoons and good quality knives and cutlery. Oh and non-stick baking sheets and roasting trays.

  114. Aimee wallflowergirl.co.uk

    This is SO beautiful! I just love the colours <3 Must-haves for me would have to be saucepans.

  115. Pat Stubbs

    Toaster, kettle, hand mixer and a set of saucepans and frying pans

  116. Bella Smyth

    A non stick baking tin,wooden spoons and my trusty kitchenaid

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  118. Laura Harris

    This recipe looks divine, though I’m not sure mine would turn out quite so pretty!
    Definitely need some good pans, a tin opener and some cutlery!

  119. IsabelOBrien

    Besides the usual stuff like cutlery and crockery, I would say a good set of pans, a tin opener and some nice sharp knives for cooking from scratch.

  120. julsey

    As long as you’ve got a kettle and a toaster you can survive!

  121. Freya Johnson

    Essential kitchen items for me are pans, knives, and a good ol wooden spoon!!

  122. Rachel H

    A kettle is the most important followed by at least 2 saucepans, a decent knife and a chopping board.

  123. Adele J Knight

    Tin Opener, Plates Pans, Cutlery, mugs, kettle and Toaster

  124. Ruth Tesdale

    A good set of Knives, pans, cooking utensils, chopping board and tin opener

  125. Kate Kingsley

    slow cooker – stuff the food in pop out for the day and tea all ready when you get back perfect!

  126. Regina Phalanges

    Microwave,kettle,can opener and a set of pans

  127. tabbaz

    Kettle and a slow cooker – dinner can be thrown in one pot whilst they get on with all the moving in chores

  128. Rebecca Charlton

    Oooooo love the look of this will have to try it out x

  129. Lorna Kennedy

    Well apart from the expected basics of kettle, toaster, etc., I would be lost without my microwave and a corkscrew 🙂

  130. LucyBo17

    I think the first kitchen thing someone needs when moving into a new house is a bottle opener

  131. Tracy K Nixon

    A kettle, toaster and a decent set of pots and pans.

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