Monday, September 17, 2012

Rose & Lychee Mascarpone Cream With Raspberry Entremet

Jane Austen moment in Persuasion

Chapter 11

Anne found herself by this time growing so much more hardened to being in Captain Wentworth's company than she had at first imagined could ever be, that the sitting down to the same table with him now, and the interchange of the common civilities attending on it (they never got beyond), was become a mere nothing.

Rose & Lychee Mascarpone Cream With Raspberry Entremet ( Tart sablée à la rose, crème mascarpone litchi et framboise)


Pink rose & coconut base:
60g Biscuit Roses De Reims (blend till powder)
60g sugar
125g butter ( room temperature)
2 egg yolks
5 cl rose water
20g shredded coconut ( optional)
Pinch of salt

Lychee Mascarpone Cream
200g mascarpone cream
80g sugar
3 eggs
80g lychee puree
10g vanilla sugar
2 sheets of gelatine
500g raspberries


1)      Combine flour, sugar, salt , coconut& mix well . Add in butter, egg yolks & rose water & till smooth dough.  Place in a polybag & chill for 1 hours. 

2)      Preheat oven to 180°C Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and use a rolling pin that is absolutely straight. Lightly dust it with flour and place it in the centre of the dough. Roll the dough up onto the rolling pin and gently unroll it over one of the prepared tart pans. Using cookie cutter to cut dough & cover with baking paper . Bake for 30 minutes & let to cool.

3)      For cream filling: Separate egg white & yolk . Beat sugar & yolks till creamy & whisk egg whites till stiff peaks. Soak gelatine in cold water.

4)      Heat  3 tbsp of lychee juice & add in gelatine sheet . Stir till well gelatine is fully dissolve. Combine lychee puree & lychee juice with mascarpone cream. Stir well till well combined. Add in egg yolk mixture & stir well . Gradually fold in egg white till combined.

5)      Spoon in cream mixture onto pink base . Topped with raspberry & chill for at least 3 hours before served. 

Linking this post to  Cook Like A Star - Cook like a MasterChef  hosted by  Zoe of Bake For Happy Kids & co-hosting with  Anuja of Simple BakingBaby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out.


  1. Haha trust your husband to want coconut added in to the base! but glad it turned out so well! I love how pretty it looks in the shape you did it in! and the raspberries just add the finishing touch!

  2. This is so pretty Kit and it sound so delicious too - I do like the flavour rose gives. What are these Roses de Rein and why have I been missing out on them all my life? They sound intriguing.

  3. Oh wow this looks so beautiful I would love to try this :)

  4. Hi Kit,

    You are always baking or cooking with lots of exotic flavours and ingredients. I really enjoy all your beautiful creations and you are very clever of using and incorporating flowers and flowery flavours into your cakes and bakes and this cake is no exception.

    I'm imagining that you must be a very romantic lady :D


  5. Kit how wonderful look this, absolutely beautiful!!

  6. Kit , I've always enjoyed your presentation ! I'll be wondering why if you won't have any of your gorgeous flower beside or as a background of your latest offering ! lol

    Anyway , that delicious concoction looks pretty delicious ! Great flavor combination :)

  7. This is such a gorgeous creation - I'm sure I would love it since I love rose lychee very much (esp in macarons!).

  8. What a lovely tart Kit. You bake up the most heavenly looking creations. I am always in awe of their delicacy and deliciousness:)

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. I've been hanging onto this link for you for what feels like forever. You probably have it but I'm just going to drop it here.

  9. Wow, this is just plain gorgeous! I love how you shaped this tart...and those luscious berries are the perfect finishing touch :)

  10. A lovely dessert! Why does all the dessert that you made sounds so incredibly romantic and so, so, sweet!! Like Zoe says, you are a romantic person! Another hint is that, you are a fan of Jane Austen, so that speaks volume!! hehe!
    The name of your dessert sounds so lovely and it looks so yummy! I am imagining a glass of wine to go with us! Bliss!
    Have a lovely week, Kit!

  11. Kit, your tart was presented beautifully in a flower shape & having the fresh raspberries as topping, love it!

  12. Hi Kit, this tarts look gorgeous. You're really a Dessert Queen, excellent!

    Love your presentation and the lovely flowers. Can pass me some of your tarts? LOL

    Have a nice week ahead.

  13. Lychees are such a treat. They are hard to find here. I remember buying them by the branch-full on the streets of Thailand. Your dessert is so lovely and creative, as always.

  14. These flavours sound amazing together! It looks wonderful too.

  15. How pretty and elegant! Love the flavours.

  16. You make very lovely looking desserts, wish I have half your talent! Bet this tart tastes just as delicious as it looks!

  17. I love the rose water and lychees together, good idea! The cake looks amazing!

  18. This is such a beautiful creation Kit! Love it! Glad to know that it tasted great with the addition of coconut. Thanx once again for joining us in this blog hop.
    Have a lovely weekend!

  19. my dear kit, my heart literally melts looking at your lovely tarts!! I bet the taste is incredible!as i was reading this, i begin to wonder do you have rose shower gel and rose body perfume as well..haha!

  20. Oh My! This looks gorgeous. The tart looks very elegant that your afraid to eat it. lol
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