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Traditionally made with quark
My mom taught me how to make it, she was taught by her grandma. where the recipe came from i can´t say, probably from my grandma´s grandma :)
This cake is a bit time-consuming but it tastes very nice!! Even though it´s not vegan friendly...i already reduced the amount of eggs to three. i´m not a person that likes eggs but i have to say that this cake doesn´t taste after egg.
it´s made with quark, i don´t know if it´s available everywhere. i looked it up in the dictionary and it says curd cheese is something similar, maybe this will work too.

Posted by So from Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany • Published See So's 58 projects »
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  • How to bake a cheesecake. My Grandma´s German Cheesecake - Step 1
    Step 1

    first, the dough for the base:
    80g sugar
    80g margarine
    180g flour
    2 tsp baking powder
    3 tbsp milk
    1 package vanilla sugar

    mix together, form a ball and let it cool in the fridge for an hour

  • How to bake a cheesecake. My Grandma´s German Cheesecake - Step 2
    Step 2

    strain 750g quark through a colander and set aside

  • Step 3

    after one hour in the fridge, place the dough between two pieces of celophane and roll it out.
    remove the upper cellophane and turn the dough in a spring form. it´s best when there are some cm as a "border" at the side.
    make some holes with a fork and put it in the oven for 15 min at 200 degrees celsius.

  • How to bake a cheesecake. My Grandma´s German Cheesecake - Step 4
    Step 4

    in the meantime, part the yolk and egg white of 3 eggs

    whisk the egg whites until they´re stiff and set all aside

  • Step 5

    prepare two packages of vanilla pudding mix with half a litre of milk and 200g sugar acoording to the package information.
    mostly, let the milk boil and stir in the pudding mix you suspended with some milk.

  • How to bake a cheesecake. My Grandma´s German Cheesecake - Step 6
    Step 6

    now get your strained quark, fold it in the pudding and let it boil again.
    you have to stir like hell otherwise it will burn!!

  • Step 7

    let it cool a bit and fold in the stiff egg whites.

  • How to bake a cheesecake. My Grandma´s German Cheesecake - Step 8
    Step 8

    get your base and pour the whole pudding/quark/egg white mix over it.

    whisk the yolks and brush lightly over the cake.

  • Step 9

    put it in the oven for approx. 1 hour at 160 degrees celsius.
    (it´s more drying than baking now)

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0range_rayne
0range_rayne · Orlando, Florida, US · 12 projects
thanks for your reply. looks like i will have to experiment ^_^
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Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
I think cream cheese would probably be the closet thing to quark...I may be wrong.
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Sarah
Sarah · Erfurt, Thuringia, DE · 110 projects
mmmhhhh Happy
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0range_rayne
0range_rayne · Orlando, Florida, US · 12 projects
could ricotta cheese be a substitute for quark? we don't have that where i am from.
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