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Quark Strudel
Traditional Hungarian Quark Strudel Recipe

This is a traditional recipe - the way my mum prepares it and my grandma used to make it. It's very yummy and makes a great, vegetarian dessert or snack. It's a little similar to cheesecake in flavours.

Ingredients
  • 8 sheets filo pastry
  • 500 g quark
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla sugar
  • 1 medium lemon's zest
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp semolina
  • 150 g unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp sour cream or creme fraiche
  • 2 handfuls raisins
Instructions
  1. Prepare the filling first. In a bowl, mix the quark, the eggs, the sugar, the vanilla sugar, the raisins and the lemon zest until combined. If its too runny, add a tablespoon of semolina.

    Strudel quark
  2. Melt the butter until it's runny and add mix the sour cream (or creme fraiche) in. Lay out the first layer of filo pastry on a clean kitchen towel. With a brush, start applying the mixture with great big streaks, all over the filo pastry sheet. Take another sheet, place it on the first one and repeat applying the mixture. Keep doing this with 4 sheets. 

    Quark Strudel
  3. Before placing the filling on the pastry sheet, sprinkle the semolina directly on the part of the sheet where the filling will go. See photo.

    Quark Strudel
  4. Nearly arrange half of the quark mixture on the semolina line.

    Quark Strudel
  5. With the help of the kitchen towel, start rolling up your strudel. Fold theplace it on a  ends so it won’t leak. Brush the top of the strudel with the butter and sour cream mixture.

    Quark Strudel
  6. Place it on a baking tray lined with baking paper. On 200C, bake it for 30 minutes.

    Repeat the same with the second strudel. 

    Quark Strudel
Recipe Notes

Quark Strudel