Extra Easy Quark?

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  1. alioreilly

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    What does this stuff taste like, I believe its free on EE but the name of it puts me off before I have even tried it. Someone said that its tastes like cheese but what kind of cheese! I like normal full fat cheeses like cheddar, red leicester etc but I doubt very much that it will taste anything as good as that. Can you give me an idea what it takes like!!!
     
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    It tastes like wallpaper paste! Not a fan, I haven't yet managed to find anything to improve its flavour or any recipes which benefit from it. I've got some in the fridge and was considering trying a cheesecake, but not sure it won't just be a waste of biscuits!
     
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    It dies not taste of much, it's the consistency of Philly, it's best if u add things too it eg: extra cheese as a sauce for lasagne or egg yokes and add to cooked pasta, chopped bacon and peas as a carbonara sauce, my favourite is add a White choc options to it and use it as a creamy topping for fruit ect, I hope this helps xx
     
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    To me, it tastes like tangy cottage cheese that has been through a blender!

    It's certainly not the kind of thing I'd whip the top off and lick the lid, but it is quite good when used in savoury cooking. :)

    I tend to use it to make a frittata - just mix it up with the eggs and whatever fillings you're using and the frittata is more substantial without any extra syns.
     
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    I've just bought some and it's Yuk!!! to say the least. However...it will probably take on the taste of whatever I mix it with so all is not lost. :D
     
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    It really isn't something, in my opinion, that you would eat on its own. It doesn't have a lot of taste, but it is useful in recipes like cheesecake where you would otherwise use cream cheese.
     
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    I tried it once and that was enough! I think you have to use it in the right thing for it to have its wonder power!:giggle:
     
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    I can't eat quark on it's own its rank. Tastes too boring. I only have it if a recipe uses it. Yesterday I made a brocolli & macaroni cheese with it which was nice. I've posted the photo & recipe in the recipe section of the site if anyone wants it. xxx
     
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    Yeah a tangy plain philly, pretty horrid on its own, but it is a useful ingredient, i use it a lot for making a SW carbonarra, as a filling mixed with white options and sweeter for my choc log pudding, I add blobs into a frittata, and have some this week to have a try at the 0.5syn roulade buns.

    It also freezes really well, so if i have half a tub left over bung it in the freezer and works great for the carbonarra recipe once defrosted
     
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    My top quark tip is to use it mixed with a little milk to make it more of a sauce, as the 'white sauce' in lasagne. Sometimes I add a little mustard for more taste or add v.low fat plain yogurt/fromage frais to dilute it. Everyone who's tried it loves it & even asks for the recipe. Much less sickly & rich than the usual lasagne sauce, & more importantly free! (mustard = 0.5 syns I think)
     
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    I can't stand the stuff. It tastes and smells like gone off yoghurt!!
     
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    I love the stuff, I sweeten it and have it as cream on my strawberries, i add garlic and herbs and use it as a dip. I even like it on it's own on chilli as a sour cream substitute and on chilli ryvita minis!
     
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    I'm loving this thread, lots of tips and recipe ideas thanks guys keep it up x
     
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    I tried it the magazine recipe for potato dauphinoise and it went really watery. I don't find it has an unpleasant taste but think it needs a bit of experimenting to cook with....it's never gonna be as good as a lovely lump of creamy brie!!
     
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    Lovely! Mix it with sweetner, slap it on toast(HEB) and top with a sliced banana/Strawberries and some cinnamon! Breakfast of champions I tell you!
     
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    Ive tried it as a cheese cake and as the middle filling in a cake
    Nasty stuff made what was quite a nice pretty syn free cake into a wet moist cake :( so I think the dogs will have it tonight!

    Not a fan at all and I like soft cheese
     
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    Me too - lovely with Splenda on top of strawberries. Theres not many of us like it it seems though
     
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    I think quark is more of a cooking cheese - it thickens out sauces etc. and makes them creamier. I wouldn't fancy it on its own! Some good tips here though - maybe I should be brave and give it a go as part of a pud!
     
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    I just had to add that I have always used low fat cottage cheese to make SW quiche .. but tried it with 1/2 cottage cheese and 1/2 quark today and OMG .. its loads better ... much cheesier and much less eggy .. more solid if you get me :D love it
     
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