I’m sure that at least some of you Americans who regularly read my blog tried to make some quark by now, so it’s time to use it. Let’s start with an easy peasy german dessert. And if you haven’t made any yet, get going. You don’t wanna pass on this delicious dessert made with the cool new dairy.
- 500g quark
- 200g fruit
- 100g heavy cream
- sugar (optional, depends on the fruit you use)
- grated chocolate, grated nuts, some more fruit, some whipped cream, sprinkles,… (all for decoration, also optional)
Use the measurements above only as a guideline, depending on the fruits and the individual taste, your perfect quark can turn out a bit different.
I made a raspberry quark from storebought lean quark and frozen (thawed) raspberries. Decoration is whipped cream and grated dark chocolate.
The process is super easy, you can go two ways:
For berries and bananas I like to mash up the fruit and mix it into the quark, using a stick blender. Then I whip the cream and fold it in. Add sugar to taste (for the raspberries about 2 Tbsp)
If you want chunks or a not completely smooth texture, mix the quark with the whipped cream and add some sugar to taste. Then add the fruit:
- apples and pears: coarsely grated (plus a spoonful of vanilla custard powder in the quark)
- peaches, nectarines, apricots: finely cubed
- berries: whole, fold them in. If they were frozen, they bleed juice and make a nice marbling.
- bananas: cut into chunks (plus some chocolate sprinkles in the quark)
- everything else: get creative, I don’t think I ever used a different fruit
Fill the quark into jars, add some toppings / decorations and either eat it at once or stash it in the fridge for later.