Quark Pastry


Quark Pastry

But, unlike dairy products – such as yogurts, which are high in calories, fat and saturates – quark contains less than 1% fat and just 74 calories per 100g. It’s also high in protein and vitamin B6, and contains calcium, phosphorus, and vitamins B2 and B12


250 gm Flour, (2 cups)
2 tsp Baking powder
200 gm Cold butter, 7 oz
250 gm Quark, (1 cup)
2 tbl Cold water
2 tbl Cold water, if needed


Procedures : Cut the butter into cubes. Put all ingredients except water into food processor and whizz until fat cut into flour. Add just enough liquid to just moisten the dough. Dump into a bowl and bring together to make 2 balls. Roll out each ball to approximately 30 cm (12 inches) square. This will cut into 16 squares. Recipe makes 32 squares about 3″ by 3″. When rerolling scraps, place them on top of each other in layers first, rather than scrunch up into a ball. This makes the last rollings as light as the first. Use to make Cheesecakes, apple pinwheels, chocolate crescents etc.
Bake at 190 C , 375 F for about 20 minutes.
NOTES : This makes a very rich pastry like puff pastry or croissant dough.
Quark is a very low fat soft cheese that has the same texture as ricotta

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