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Gooseberry Wreath

with Marzipan
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Gooseberry Wreath

Gooseberry Wreath - This sour-sweet stuffed pastry is an eye-catcher on every coffee table

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Health Score:
5,4 / 10
35 min.
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Nutritional values

The quark oil dough is a fine alternative to yeast dough. The dough gets by with little fat, but provides plenty of protein. The body needs this nutrient not only for the development of skin, organs, muscles etc. In addition to their structural function, proteins also have a regulating function. Among other things, they are responsible for the transport of substances, for immune defence and for blood clotting.

For those who like it especially crunchy and at the same time want a little more vital substances, add 1-2 tablespoons of almond slivers to the marzipan raw mass in the filling. The unsaturated fatty acids from the almonds support a healthy cholesterol level. Thanks to the numerous antioxidants from the nuts, there is a low oxidation rate of LDL cholesterol. This reduces the risk of arteriosclerosis.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie163 kcal(8 %)
Protein3 g(3 %)
Fat5 g(4 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added10 g(40 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin D0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin E2.2 mg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁0 mg(0 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₆0 mg(0 %)
Folate11 μg(4 %)
Pantothenic acid0.2 mg(3 %)
Biotin1.3 μg(3 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0 μg(0 %)
Vitamin C8 mg(8 %)
Potassium139 mg(3 %)
Calcium46 mg(5 %)
Magnesium19 mg(6 %)
Iron0.7 mg(5 %)
Iodine1.2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.4 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.5 g
Uric acid14 mg
Cholesterol0 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 lb ripe Gooseberry
7 ozs Pastry flour
2 tsps cream of tartar
4 ozs Quark
5 Tbsps
4 Tbsps Canola oil (about 40 ml)
4 ozs Marzipan
1 Tbsp whole grain breadcrumbs (about 10 grams)
1 Tbsp cane sugar (about 30 grams)
½ lemon
6 Tbsps powdered sugar (about 60 grams)
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Kitchen utensils

1 Sieve, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Kitchen scale, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Rolling pin, 1 Coarse grater, 1 Bowl, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Large knife, 1 Brush, 1 Wire rack, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Small bowl

Preparation steps

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 1

Rinse gooseberries and drain. Halve large berries.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 2

Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Add the quark, 4 tablespoons milk and the canola oil and knead with the dough hook of a hand mixer until smooth.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 3

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a rectangle (about 30 x 40 cm) (approximately 12 x 16 inches).

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 4

Grate the marzipan on a box grater and sprinkle over the dough.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 5

Mix together the gooseberries, breadcrumbs and cane sugar in another bowl, then spread on the dough, leaving the border (about 2 cm) (approximately 3/4 inch) uncovered.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 6

Starting on a long side, roll up the dough firmly into a log.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 7

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the log on top and form into a wreath. Pinch the ends together to help hold the shape. 

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 8

Score the dough with a sharp knife with cuts about 5 mm (approximately 1/4 inch) deep in a zigzag manner. Brush with the remaining milk and bake on middle rack in preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 3) (approximately 400°F/convection 350°F) until golden brown, about 25 minutes.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 9

Remove from oven, place on a wire rack and let cool slightly.

Gooseberry Wreath preparation step 10

Squeeze juice from the lemon half. Whisk together 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice and the powdered sugar in a small bowl until smooth and thickened. Drizzle over the lukewarm gooseberry wreath and let cool completely before serving.