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Extra Easy Quark?

S: 20st4lb C: 20st4lb G: 10st10lb BMI: 50.3 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#1
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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#2
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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#3
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
 
S: 13st7lb C: 12st10lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 34.8 Loss: 0st11lb(5.82%)
#4
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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#5
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
 
#6
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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#7
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#8
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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#9
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
 

*honey

Silver Member
S: 11st8lb C: 10st8.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 0st13.5lb(8.33%)
#10
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
 
#11
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)
 

Shrimpy

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#13
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!
 
S: 9st7lb C: 8st13lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 20.2 Loss: 0st8lb(6.02%)
#15
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!!
 

Lexie_dog

UNLEASHING THE BEAST!
S: 15st12.5lb C: 15st9lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 35.3 Loss: 0st3.5lb(1.57%)
#16
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!
 

LostGirl

Full Member
S: 19st11lb C: 16st2lb G: 11st7lb Loss: 3st9lb(18.41%)
#17
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
 

jen3

Silver Member
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#18
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!
Me too - lovely with Splenda on top of strawberries. Theres not many of us like it it seems though
 

who_la_hoop

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S: 16st9.5lb C: 10st8lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 25.4 Loss: 6st1.5lb(36.62%)
#19
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!
 
#20
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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