January 03, 2011

Cloudberry Quark

Quark is something I always eat by the bucket full when I get back to Finland. It is as delicious on its own as it is used in desserts or savoury pies. It's a very versatile ingredient and also low in fat, but high in protein. Paired with cloudberries it makes the perfect dessert I can think of!

I've used shop-bought whippable vanilla sauce in this, but you could of course use normal (or soy) whipping cream. You could try making the vanilla custard using this recipe. It won't whip to as light and fluffy consistency, but it will mix well with quark. And cloudberries you can replace with blackberries or raspberries, if you can't find these golden gems.


Cloudberry Quark

200ml whippable vanilla custard
250g quark (fat-free)
200g cloudberries

Whip the vanilla sauce until light and fluffy. Add in the quark and mix until smooth. Fold in the berries and enjoy!

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20 comments:

  1. I love quark so much. There are a couple of dairies in Australia that make it that I know of (there are probably more) - Mugali Creek in Queensland and Elgaar Farm here in Tasmania. I like having it with stewed rhubarb, or spread thickly on toast drizzled with jam or honey!

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  2. How come I've never heard of quark? Sounds interesting

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  3. the only quark i know about is QuarkXpress which is a DTP program http://www.quark.com and also refers to a particle of matter. and know i've learnt it's a dessert :-)

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  4. I wish I could find cloudberries here... A lovely dessert.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. I love quark but have usually enjoyed it as a savoury dip and not thought to sweeten it. One of my best friends is Swedish and only on the odd occassion has she found Cloudberries here in Melbourne, do you think you could substitute with other berries like Raspberries?

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  6. Interesting Maria! Is your quark the same quark as the German/Austrian quark or do they taste different? I'm dying to try cloudberries one day. My MIL raves about them!

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  7. It's odd that quark isn't available in Australia. I've always thought that cloudberries sound so magical. lol. Much more evocative that straw or blue :)

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  8. This is so simple and beautiful! I've never heard of cloudberries, I would really love to try them!

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  9. Wooo..I wonder what is quark! So new to me. New year, new food!

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  10. I have never heard of quark before! How interesting! It looks delicious!

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  11. I have been in Finland twice...I love your country and I love cloudberries! ...in Italy cloudberries are unknown...I cannot wait to return in Finland again!

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  12. Wow I've never heard of quark before... would love to try it! :) Happy new year Maria! Your trips look fabulous :)

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  13. Yummie! That looks like one tasty & very stylish dessert!

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  14. Yum - I love quark...I tried it for the first time when living in the Netherlands. My dutch husband's favourite dessert is a delicious quark tart.

    I think I have seen it in a few stores in Sydney but haven't bought it yet. The cloudberries sound interesting - I have never heard of these beautifully bright berries before. Do they go by another name?.

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  15. Thank you so much for all your comments!

    Lorraine: Finnish quark is similar to the German one, yet again little different :-)

    Bhavani: I haven't come across with another name for cloudberries, but to my understanding it is a very northern berry, so I doubt they have it growing in Holland.

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  16. I make my own quark; have been for a couple of years. I love how versatile this curd cheese it. This dessert looks delicious, as does the very sound of cloudberry! PRETTY!

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  17. Voi lakkoja! Vai hillojako nama on teille pohjoisen asukeille? :)

    Olisko sulla antaa mitaan vinkkeja siita, mista lakkoja kannattais kysella? Mista itse loysit nuo? Meilla on haat tulossa elokuun lopussa ja haluaisin koristella haakakun lakoilla, jos vaan jostain niita onnistuisin bongaamaan taalta Perthista. Kaikki vinkit ovat siis tervetulleita.

    Ihana blogi muuten sulla. Herkullisen olosia ja terveellisia resepteja ja upean kauniita kuvia. Alan varmasti kylla tata seuraamaan!

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  18. Strawbs: Ikava kylla en ole hilloja taalta loytanyt, vaan tein taman reseptin Suomessa joulua viettaessani!

    Kiitos kommentistasi kuitenkin! :-)

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  19. Maria: Voi harmi! Noh, olis kai se ollut ihan liian helppoa, etta heti lakkojenetsimistaipaleeni alkuvaiheessa loytaisin nain hyvan vinkin ;)

    Ehka ma alan tuomaan niita maahan ihan itse! Heh.

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  20. i loooove quark, eat it on toast for breakfast when i'm in germany. i can never find it here :(

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