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Old 07-06-2013, 12:11 PM   #1
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quark!

I just made some lovely quark--it is unbelievably rich and silky. Anybody have some ideas about how to use it?
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I've seen it used in several recipes in =Protein Pow(d)er blog.
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what is it?
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what is it?
quark is a very light cheese, sort of like goat cheese in flavor and consistency. But it's ever so much more delicate than goat cheese and more subtle in flavor. It is a little bit tart like yogurt, and very, very creamy without being fatty like sour cream. That's about the best I can do.

The only thing I have found so far to use it on is as a spread on crackers or to dollop onto a good artisan greens salad. I'm sure there must be other wonderful uses for it.
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what is it?
You can make it by stirring 1/2 cup buttermilk into 2 cups of milk and letting it sit at room temperature for 48 hours. Then strain in a cheesecloth lined strainer, and you have this wonderful, silky, delicate cheese. So easy!

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Old 07-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #6
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Quark

I make this often, but just think of it as thick buttermilk.
It can be used like sour cream. Love it!

Made it with 2 cups of Hood Dairy 2% milk and while it wasn't
as thick as using 4% whole milk, it tasted wonderful.
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I make this often, but just think of it as thick buttermilk.
It can be used like sour cream. Love it!

Made it with 2 cups of Hood Dairy 2% milk and while it wasn't
as thick as using 4% whole milk, it tasted wonderful.
Is the Hood Dairy milk low carb? I made mine with regular 2% milk and it is almost the consistency of goat cheese.

DH spread some on his favorite crackers, and he who hates cheese spread on anything kept coming back for more. Will try another batch and coat with herbs like my favorite herbed goat cheese. I want to try putting a little cream in the bottom of a ramekin, covering that with a tablespoon of quark, then break an egg into it, sprinkle with Italian cheese and bake. Will report back.

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Diana the Hood Dairy 2% is very low carb.
1 c. += 3 grams carb, 70 calories
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How was the baked egg in quark?
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"Raspberry & Quark Cheese Summer Cake with Me Mate Sacha"

If you Google ^that^, the first result will show you the recipe-
and very detailed pictures. Pinterest says I pinned that a year
ago- never had any need for it until now. And it's starting to
look kinda good
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"Raspberry & Quark Cheese Summer Cake with Me Mate Sacha"

If you Google ^that^, the first result will show you the recipe-
and very detailed pictures. Pinterest says I pinned that a year
ago- never had any need for it until now. And it's starting to
look kinda good
Just googled that cake--it looks yummy. thanks!
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what is it?
I don't know if this helps or not, but I've read that you
can sub Greek yogurt in recipes that call for quark.
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Or cottage cheese.
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I'm making another batch and will try more things. The consistency is almost like cheesecake and I thought a little lemon and a whiff of sweetener might make a wonderful, refreshing cheesecake-like snack. It is so good just to eat plain, it's almost not worth "fixing up".
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I love quark with blueberries . . . blueberries are not on my plan right now, but I sure recommend this if on your plan.
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I love quark with blueberries . . . blueberries are not on my plan right now, but I sure recommend this if on your plan.
oooh, yum! Gonna do that this morning!
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How was the baked egg in quark?
Delish!



Fresh egg from a neighbor's chicken + homemade quark, garden tomatoes and lettuce, and homemade hot sauce. This is the life!

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Pretty please the recipe

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so this can be made with regular store bought buttermilk and low carb milk? I have low carb milk (Kroger brand) and I'll get some buttermilk and try it. Sounds yummy! Easier than yogurt too!
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Pretty please the recipe
I put it here--post # 1321
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...ctures-45.html
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so this can be made with regular store bought buttermilk and low carb milk? I have low carb milk (Kroger brand) and I'll get some buttermilk and try it. Sounds yummy! Easier than yogurt too!
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I haven't tried it with low carb milk, only with 2% milk and whole milk buttermilk. If you do it with low carb milk, let me know how it turns out. I get about 1/2 cup cheese per 2 cups milk + 1/2 cup buttermilk. The whey that drains out is good for making biscuits, quick breads, etc.
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I usually eat strawberry or raspberry quark with hwc. The kind we have in Norway is fat free and has a dry taste, so the hwc really makes it yum!
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I keep trying it with fruit, salads, fruit purees, etc., but it's so good all by itself, it's hard to want to put anything with it!

The first quark I ever had was fat free and it was delicious, but I think this that I made with 2% milk is even better. Did anyone try it yet with Hood LC milk?
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Is the Hood Dairy milk low carb? I made mine with regular 2% milk and it is almost the consistency of goat cheese.

DH spread some on his favorite crackers, and he who hates cheese spread on anything kept coming back for more. Will try another batch and coat with herbs like my favorite herbed goat cheese. I want to try putting a little cream in the bottom of a ramekin, covering that with a tablespoon of quark, then break an egg into it, sprinkle with Italian cheese and bake. Will report back.
Diana that sounds amazing!!!! Please let us know, ok?

The quark sounds yum. I'd use it as Barbo suggests---a sour cream replacement.

Barbo, great idea with the Hood Milk. Do you suppose it would work with SoDelicious Coconut Milk? I would hate to poison us! All I have is the processed buttermilk?
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