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Poppy-Red Currant Squares

with Applesauce
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Poppy-Red Currant Squares

Poppy-Red Currant Squares - Triple threat: tart jam, creamy filling and tender cake

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Health Score:
50 / 100
40 min.
ready in 3 h. 5 min.
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Nutritional values

Rose hips are a true miracle in terms of vitamin C: 100 g bring it to a fabulous 1250 mg! The pith of the wild fruits, traditionally produced in cold pressing, is hardly less.

Those who like poppy seeds can be happy: experts praise the particularly favourable composition of the fatty acids and the high content of calcium, potassium and magnesium.

1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie230 cal.(11 %)
Protein11 g(11 %)
Fat9 g(8 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added11 g(44 %)
Roughage2.5 g(8 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.9 μg(5 %)
Vitamin E0.9 mg(8 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin2.6 mg(22 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate31 μg(10 %)
Pantothenic acid0.8 mg(13 %)
Biotin9.5 μg(21 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.9 μg(30 %)
Vitamin C74 mg(78 %)
Potassium194 mg(5 %)
Calcium178 mg(18 %)
Magnesium40 mg(13 %)
Iron1.3 mg(9 %)
Iodine8 μg(4 %)
Zinc1.4 mg(18 %)
Saturated fatty acids3.8 g
Uric acid15 mg
Cholesterol109 mg
Development of this recipe:


4 eggs
1 pinch salt
4 Tbsps sugar (about 80 grams)
1 sm package Vanilla sugar
3 Tbsps Pastry flour (about 50 grams)
50 grams ground Poppy seeds
150 grams Whipped cream
350 grams Quark
5 sheets gelatin
100 grams apple sauce (sugar-free)
liquid Sweetener
250 grams Red currant jelly
2 Tbsps powdered sugar
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

1 deep bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Tablespoon, 2 Bowls, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Whisk, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Parchment paper, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Large knife, 1 Small bowl, 1 Small pot, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Tea strainer, 1 Cutting board, 1 Teaspoon

Preparation steps

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 1

Separate the eggs. Beat egg whites and salt in a tall vessel with a hand mixer until stiff.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 2

Beat egg yolks, sugar, vanilla sugar and 3 tablespoons of hot water in a bowl until creamy, about 4 minutes.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 3

Mix the flour in a bowl with the poppy seed in another bowl, then add to yolk mixture alternating with the egg whites and beating until combined. 

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 4

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and then spread the cake batter over it with a rubber spatula. Bake on second rack from bottom of preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 400°F) until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 5

Allow the cake to cool. Gently peel off parchment paper and cut the cake into 3 equal parts.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 6

Whip the cream until stiff. Stir the quark until smooth. Soak the gelatin in cold water until softened.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 7

Heat 2-3 tablespoons applesauce in a small pot. Add softened gelatin and stir to dissolve. Mix with the remaining applesauce, then quickly stir into the quark and fold in whipped cream. Add sweetener to taste and refrigerate until filling begins to set. 

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 8

Spread one of cake portions with half of the red currant jelly and then half of the quark mixture.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 9

Place a second cake portion on top and press gently. Spread with remaining jelly and quark mixture. Top with the final cake portion and refrigerate until filling is completely set, at least 2 hours.

Poppy-Red Currant Squares preparation step 10

Dust cake with powdered sugar. Cut cake in half lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 10 slices to serve.