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Quark Muffins

with Strawberries

Quark Muffins

Quark Muffins - Summertime version of an American favorite

103
calories
Calories
30 min.
Preparation
1 hr 50 min.
Ready in
moderate
Difficulty

Ingredients

for 12 pieces
1 Lemon
2 Eggs
2 ounces Cane sugar
Salt
14 ounces Quark
2 ounces Creme fraiche cheese
2 tablespoons Pastry flour (about 30 grams)
9 ounces Strawberries
½ pinch clear Pie glaze
½ cup Apple juice
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Kitchen utensils

1 Cutting board, 1 Fine grater, 1 Small knife, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Mixing bowl, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Muffin tin (with 12 cups), 12 Baking cups, 1 Rubber spatula, 1 Wire rack, 1 Sieve, 1 Small pot, 1 Whisk, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Kitchen scale

Preparation steps

Quark Muffins preparation step 1
1

Rinse lemon in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Squeeze juice from lemon.

Quark Muffins preparation step 2
2

Place eggs and 1 tablespoon lemon juice in a mixing bowl. Beat with the whisk attachment of a hand mixer until combined. Add sugar and a pinch of salt and beat until creamy, about 3 minutes.

Quark Muffins preparation step 3
3

Combine quark, creme fraiche and grated lemon zest in another bowl. Add the quark mixture to the egg mixture alternately with flour, beating briefly after each addition.

Quark Muffins preparation step 4
4

Line muffin pan with paper baking cups. Fill each cup with quark mixture and smooth with a rubber spatula. Bake on middle rack in preheated oven at 200°C (fan 180°C, gas: mark 3) (approximately 350°F) until golden, about 20 minutes.

Quark Muffins preparation step 5
5

Let muffins cool for 5 minutes in pan, then transfer muffins to a cooling rack and let cool completely, about 45 minutes.

Quark Muffins preparation step 6
6

Meanwhile, rinse and hull the strawberries, pat dry and slice lengthwise.

Quark Muffins preparation step 7
7

Place pie glaze in a small saucepan. Gradually whisk in the apple juice and bring to a boil.

Quark Muffins preparation step 8
8

Spread half of the hot glaze onto cooled muffins. Top evenly with strawberry slices and sprinkle with remaining glaze. Let set for 20 minutes before serving.

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