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Sunday, February 11, 2007
German Cheesecake

My German friend, Iris, is giving me informal cooking lessons in Swabian food. So, I'm a Chinese-Canadian, learning how to make regional German food in India, go figure! This week, we made German cheesecake (or "quarkcake"). The great thing about it is that you don't actually need to buy any cheese (something that is very expensive here in India). Instead of cheese, you make it with "quark" which tastes like yogourt but has the consistency of a soft cream cheese. It's super easy to make and if anyone is interested, I can give the recipe for quark. The cheesecake tastes richer and creamier than a New York style cheesecake, and is also less sweet. It is usually just made plain because, as my other German friend, Anja, says, "It's so good that you don't need to add anything else."
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posted by Samantha Lee at 8:10 AM


Anonymous Anonymous said...

i'm crazy about cheese cake... so how do you make quark?

1:06 AM  
Blogger kent said...

Lemon juice and milk, I think. It's like making paneer, except you don't pack it together.

1:19 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

Okay, if one is to make quark like one makes does one make paneer?

9:57 PM  
Blogger kent said...

1. Heat 1L milk to almost boiling.
2. Squeeze in a couple teaspoons of lemon juice.
3. Wait until milk has fully curdled.
4. Put onto cheesecloth and squeeze out all the water.
5. Put in fridge with something heavy on top.
6. Eat.

2:55 AM  

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