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Bavarian Cream with Quark

and Vanilla Bean

Bavarian Cream with Quark

Bavarian Cream with Quark - This is soul food with hints of aromatic vanilla

265
calories
Calories
40 min.
Preparation
4 h. 40 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 4 servings
4 sheets Gelatin
1 Vanilla bean
1 ¼ cups Milk (low-fat)
2 Eggs
3 ounces Cane sugar
7 ounces Quark (or Greek yogurt)
½ cup Whipping cream
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Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Bowl, 1 Metal bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Mixing bowl

Preparation steps

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 1
1

Soak the gelatin in a bowl of cold water to soften.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 2
2

Halve a vanilla bean lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a sharp knife. In a small pot, bring milk and vanilla pod and seeds to a boil.   

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 3
3

Meanwhile separate the eggs. (Reserve whites for another use, such as meringue.) Whisk together yolks and sugar until light and pale.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 4
4

Remove the vanilla pod from the milk. Pour hot milk into the egg mixture, stirring constantly. Pour mixture back into the pot.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 5
5

Heat the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and coats the back of a spoon.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 6
6

Dissolve the gelatin into the hot egg mixture, then strain through a fine sieve into a clean bowl.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 7
7

Set the bowl in a cold water bath, stirring occasionally, until the gelatin mixture is cool.   

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 8
8

Add quark to gelatin mixture and beat with a hand mixer until creamy. In a clean bowl, whisk whipping cream until stiff.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 9
9

Once the gelatin mixture starts to cool and set, fold in whipped cream until just combined.

Bavarian Cream with Quark preparation step 10
10

Divide gelatin cream into 4 dessert glasses and let set in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours before serving. Tip: Garnish with lemon balm or other fragrant herb. (Extra tip: If you want the cream to be thicker, use 3 additional sheets of gelatin.)

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