Quark - how to use?

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  1. msshibt

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    Is Quark anything like half fat creme fraiche? I'm hesitant to use it in case it does! I love carbonara so will give it a try, also fancy something Key Lime-esque.
     
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    no i think creme fraiche has a really bitter/sour taste to it, awful!! quark is just a smooth soft cheese it doesnt have loads of taste so will take on whatever you want to do with it
     
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    I cant stand the sweetener added to it to make a mock cream. I dont know if its my taste buds but no matter how much sweetener I put in I can still taste the sourness of the quark! But I do like it in savoury dishes. I use it to make a cheese type sauce for lasagne.
     
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    Ahh! Sounds like I could be using this a fair bit!
     
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    I think it's brilliant so many uses!
     
  7. hollys nan

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    Our Asda dont seem to be stocking it anymore! :(
     
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    They've de-listed it :( got some from morrisons.

    I've got a question, I was gonna do the ricotta/spinach lasagne out of the mag, don't like ricotta, will quark work? They're similar things arnt they?
     
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    I get mine from morrisons too, I would imagine it would work instead of ricotta Rochelle
     
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    thanks for all the ideas! going to try the pasta 1 :p
     
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    I make scrambled egg with quark, makes it really tasty! Or it goes well in mashed potato too. Also if you mix it with mayo and curry powder makes a really nice potato/pasta/sauce type thing. My favourite thought it cheese spread (just mix about 25g cheese with 1 heaped tsp quark) and it makes a lovely cheese spread to put on ryvitas or something?
     
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    Would quark make a cheesecake (my husband's favourite that I'm refusing to make at the moment!!).

    Liz
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    There are many cheesecake recipes with Quark. Many people swear by this
    Melt down 2 alpen light bars or 2 hifi light bars (HEX B) and mush down to make a base, then mix quark with a sachet of options hot choc (most flavours 2 syns so your choice!)and some sweetener and put that on top :)
     
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    Amazing, thank you! I'm sure that'll satisfy my cheesecake-addict hubby!

    Liz
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    Hi there, just thought I'd give you a great SW carbonara recipe! Boil your spaghetti/pasta whatever and then drain it but don't rinse it. Mix 1 egg and 15g parmesan per person and literally just pour that mixture on your drained pasta to make a delicious sauce!!
     
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    I only seem to find it in Morrisons, it's nice mixed into mashed potato with chives or as a fish or cottage pie topper x
     
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    Our asda have also stopped stocking it, so the last time I went to Morrisons I bought 4 tubs lol
     
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    Our Asda are still selling it, but its very hit and miss whether its in! But thats like a lot of stuff in our Asda at the minute, like fat free fromage frais. They havent had that in stock for ages :(
     
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    mine hasnt either :cry: and when i go to morrisons for it I always end up spending a flipping fortune cos i get other stuff too ( that i didnt actually want)
     
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    Both Tesco and Sainsbury's are selling it at the moment and have been for a while in some areas in the North West.
     
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    Bought mine in Asda this evening but had to dig deep for it.
     
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