Baked yoghurt with poached rhubarb and confit orange

Graham Hornigold's baked yoghurt recipe is an irresistible combination of yoghurt, cream and sweet condensed milk, lightly spiced with vanilla and cooked gently until just set. The chef elevates this simple sweet snack to a glamorous dessert in its own right with the addition of juicy confit orange, a citrus Chantilly and vibrant chunks of poached rhubarb, cooked sous vide to ensure the perfect tender texture.

First published in 2016




Baked yoghurt

  • 230g of condensed milk
  • 230g of double cream
  • 290g of Greek yoghurt
  • 1 vanilla pod, deseeded

Poached rhubarb

Orange confit

  • 1 orange
  • 50g of sugar
  • 50ml of water

Citrus chantilly

  • 200ml of double cream
  • 1 tsp icing sugar
  • 1 orange, zest and juice

To serve


  • Water bath
  • Vacuum bags
  • Chamber sealer
  • Ramekins 10
  • Electric hand whisk
  • Piping bag and nozzle


Preheat the oven to 150°C/gas mark 2, and preheat a water bath to 65°C

Begin by making the baked yoghurt. Mix the condensed milk, cream, yoghurt and vanilla together and pass through a fine chinois


Arrange 10 ovenproof pots or ramekins inside a deep tray and fill each pot with approximately 70g of yoghurt mixture. Pour enough warm water into the tray to form a bain-marie reaching a quarter of the way up the pots, then cover the tray with foil and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until set

Meanwhile, prepare the poached rhubarb. In a small pan, gently heat the water and sugar together to form a syrup. Measure out 40ml and set aside, discarding any leftovers
Trim the ends from the rhubarb and slice the stalks into small chunks. Place the rhubarb in a vacuum bag, keeping the chunks flat to retain their shape, and add the orange juice, zest and reserved poaching syrup. Seal the bag and cook in a water bath for 10 minutes
For the orange confit, remove the skin from the orange and slice the peel into fine julienne. Blanch the peel in a pan of boiling water, immediately plunging into cold water to cool. Repeat this process 2 more times, refreshing the water each time
In a small pan, combine the sugar and water and heat gently to form a syrup. Separate the orange flesh into segments and add these to the pan with the peel strips, poaching lightly in the syrup until transluscent

Remove the baked yoghurt from the oven, discarding the foil. Allow the pots to cool a little before transferring to the fridge until ready to serve

Once cooked, remove the rhubarb from the water bath and leave to cool, chilling in ice water to cool quickly if desired. Remove the cooled rhubarb from the bag, reserving the poaching liquor for garnish
For the citrus Chantilly, whisk together the cream, sugar and orange to form soft peaks. Transfer to a piping bag and set aside, refrigerating until ready to serve
To serve, pour over a little of the rhubarb poaching liquor into each yoghurt pot and pipe dots of citrus Chantilly over the top. Divide the orange segments and rhubarb chunks between each pot, scattering over the julienne peel and a few sprigs of mint to garnish

Graham Hornigold’s expert pastry skills have been refined in some of the best restaurants and hotels in London, effortlessly adding delicate, refreshing touches to dessert menus. Previously group pastry chef at Hakkasan Group, he now travels the world with his pastry consultancy business Smart Patisserie (as well as producing the best doughnuts you've ever tasted under the Longboys brand).

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