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  • stellagypsy
    Help! What can I make with Quark???
    Hi everyone

    Must be losing it, I meant to buy cottage cheese and ended up with a tub of quark. Anyone got any ideas how ti use it? Is it like cream cheese?

    TIA, Stella
    • squeaky
    • By squeaky 2nd Jun 05, 8:18 PM
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    It's much the same, but there are variants made with yoghurt too. I'd guess you could use it in much the same way as cream cheese... he sez. Hopefully
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    • Mado
    • By Mado 2nd Jun 05, 8:30 PM
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    I have seen it in a recipe for a cheesecake.

    Can try to dig it out if you're interested...
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  • stellagypsy
    Mado -

    Mmm love cheesecake - if you can find the recipe, that would be great.

    Many thanks,

    Stella xx
    • Mado
    • By Mado 2nd Jun 05, 10:03 PM
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    For once I am soooo organised.
    Comes from the Australian Woman's weekly and although I confess not to have made it their recipes are very reliable.

    Baked St Clement's Cheesecake

    60g margarine
    180g ginger biscuits crushed
    500g quark
    125 caster sugar
    2 eggs
    Grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
    Grated zest and juice of 2 lemons
    100 g dried apricots

    Preheat oven to 150C. Grease a 20 cm. loose bottomed deep cake tin.

    Melt marg, mix with biscuits and press in the bottom and halfway up the sides of tin
    .Bake for 10 min.

    Beat cheese, sugar, eggs and orange + lemon zests + juice until smooth.
    Stir in chopped apricots.
    Spoon on cake tin. Bake for 40 min.
    Turn oven off and leave to cool in it for 1 hour.
    Chill for 2 hours b4 serving.
    Decorate with orange + lemon slices.

    Could you save me a slice... Now that I read it I wonder why I didn't try it before.
    probably never found quark when I needed it.
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    • crana999
    • By crana999 2nd Jun 05, 10:03 PM
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    Here's a recipe from

    Green chilli and onion dip

    The beauty of this dip is that although it tastes really rich and creamy it’s surprisingly light in calories. (Quark, a virtually fat free cheese-like product from Germany is only 70 calories per 100g compared to over 400 calories for cream cheese.)

    250g Quark

    125ml semi-skimmed or skimmed milk

    1/2 a small onion, peeled and very finely chopped

    1 clove of garlic, peeled and crushed or 1 tsp fresh garlic paste

    A good few shakes of Tabasco Green Pepper Sauce


    Tip the Quark into a bowl, mash roughly then work in the milk until smooth. Add the finely chopped onion and garlic paste then season with green pepper sauce and salt to taste. Serve with strips of raw vegetables such as carrots, celery, cucumber and peppers.

    * You could add some finely chopped fresh coriander if you happen to have some handy
  • Galtizz
    You can use natural yoghurt and creme fraiche as a lower fat and quick and easy white sauce so I think you should be able to use Quark in the same way.

    All you need to do is add some grated parmasan (I use any old cheese) heat it up (in do it in a pan but you could probably do it in the micro) and pour over lasagne/ pasta/ moussaka anything that requires a white sauce.
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    • By Murtle 3rd Jun 05, 9:16 AM
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  • Lillibet
    Quark is used a lot in weight watchers recipes so if you are on a diet it is ideal!
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    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 24th Feb 06, 9:56 PM
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    recovering spendaholic
    Quark Cake
    Years ago as a student I lived for a year in Germany as part of my course and the family I stayed with always had Quark Cake. Their Grandma made it and it was a mixture of quark, sour cream, eggs, flour and sugar with lemon and sultanas in it all on a sort of shortcake base. I cannot remember the receipe and the few guess at it attempts I have made have been disasters! Does anyone know how to make it? I have looked on the receipe index but couldn't see it. I have found receipes on the net for Yorkshire curd tart but that isn't it.... I bought some quark reduced to 10p in Tescos on Tuesday and really fancy making it!! Failing that - anyone got ANY quark receipes?
    • Swan
    • By Swan 24th Feb 06, 10:10 PM
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    if you Google 'Quark Cake' there are quite a few recipes that sound similar to the one you describe, all with slightly different ingredients, too many of them to post links

    have a look & see which one you think is most like the one you remember

    (also try Googling 'German Cheesecake')

  • ladygrey
    what is quark?
  • Heth

    Here is a recipe for something similar sounding...just found it on google
    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 14th Mar 06, 1:42 PM
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    Thanks Heth - that is just what I was looking for!! I looked at that receipe and then linked into the main site which is

    There are some wonderful receipes on there!!

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    • recovering spendaholic
    • By recovering spendaholic 14th Mar 06, 1:44 PM
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    what is quark?
    by ladygrey
    Quark is a type of soft cheese. It has a slightly sharp taste and is similar to sieved cottage cheese. sometimes it is called curd cheese. You don't really very often eat it on its own, it is usually made into receipes like quark cake, or mousses.

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  • firzhugh
    you actually can eat it with bread if you mix some herbs or just salt and pepper into it - really nice
    • auditbabe
    • By auditbabe 14th Mar 06, 2:54 PM
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    My German ex daughter-in-law when ever she returned to Germany always wanted her Mothers new potatoes covered with Quark garlic and herbs. She also made cheese cake with it and mixed with I think was yogurt and used it as a salad dressing. hope this helps
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  • bigmuffins
    can use the quark in baked lemon cheesecake - will turn out lovely!
    recipe here: esecake#post977769

    I lived in Germany for a while too and this is similar to the cheesecakes you get there.
    Have fun
    • calleyw
    • By calleyw 3rd May 06, 8:33 PM
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    Nope I don't have ill bird. But quark cheese stuff. I tried in raw the other and it was vile. I picked up the wrong thing by the way.

    I now have half a small tub left. What can I use it. I don't have any idea apart from bin it.

    Or maybe bake it with some fruit in it.


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