Quark balls recipe quick and easy

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Quark balls recipe quick and easy

Quark balls recipe quick and easy

While looking for a destination on a weekend in October, we happened upon a lard Bavaria. The Prientaler Bauernladen in Aschau im Chiemgau invited to Undressed and alpine nuts. Mountain farmers' women bake these hearty lard biscuits fresh for their customers on this Friday in autumn according to grandma’s recipe. I had never heard of alpine nuts before. That made me curious. I wanted to find out how you can make this quark ball recipe yourself quickly and easily.



The decision is made quickly. We drive to Aschau and try the mountain farmers' alpine nuts there. However, it wasn't as easy as I wanted to get the recipe. Because when I asked baker Barbara Schwaiger about her quark balls recipe and how you can bake them yourself quickly and easily, she said: “I don't like giving out the recipe. This is a pastry based on Grandma's recipe that has been prepared in our family for generations." Making good things yourself is a passion for Barbara Schwaiger. The mountain farmer from Niederdorfernberg in Tyrol prepares her specialties according to award-winning family recipes. It's understandable that she doesn't like to share this family recipe.

Nevertheless, we were allowed to film how she baked the dough for her savory pastries in the deep fryer.


Alpine nuts are known in Bavaria and Austria

In the past, mountain farmers in the mountains of Bavaria baked alpine nuts (or alpine nuts) at the time of the cattle drive in autumn. Today the specialty has been rediscovered in Bavaria and Austria. Now people like to eat them with coffee in the afternoon. They even go well with wine or beer, as Barbara Schwaiger assures us.

The basic dough for the shortbread consists of flour, eggs, sugar and cream. The other flavor ingredients vary from region to region. According to Wikipedia, an original recipe from Unterwössen in Chiemgau from 1948 includes quark and a cinnamon and sugar mixture. TV chef Sarah Wiener uses lemon peel and rum.


Lard pastries from Austria and Bavaria

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Ingredients for alpine nuts

Prepare alpine nuts quickly and easily with this quark ball recipe.

  • 500g flour
  • 200 g quark
  • 150 grams of sugar
  • 1 packet of vanilla sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 packet of baking powder
  • 1/2 lemon (zest)

Clarified butter for deep-frying

Quark balls recipe quick and easy to prepare

Mix eggs, sugar and vanilla sugar until foamy. Add the sour cream and the grated lemon peel. Then sift the flour with the baking powder and fold it in.

Then you pierce the dough with the tablespoon and deep-fry it in hot clarified butter.

Finally, sieve icing sugar over it. The alpine nuts taste best when they are still warm.

Barbara Schwaiger in the Prientaler mountain farmer's shop
Barbara Schwaiger in the Prientaler mountain farmer's shop

You can buy shortbread biscuits from Barbara Schwaiger, for example

Priental mountain farmer's shop

Hans Clarin Square 5,

83229 Aschau im Chiemgau

Opens Friday from 09 a.m. to 00 p.m


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Quark balls recipe quick and easy

Monika Fuchs

Monika Fuchs and Petar Fuchs are the authors and publishers of the Slow Travel and Enjoyment travel blog TravelWorldOnline Traveller. You have been publishing this blog since 2005. TravelWorldOnline has been online since 2001. Your topics are Trips to Savor and wine tourism worldwide and Slow Travel. During her studies, Monika Fuchs spent some time in North America, where she traveled to the USA and Canada - sometimes together with Petar Fuchs - and spent a research year in British Columbia. This strengthened her thirst for knowledge, which she pursued for 6 years Adventure Guide for Rotel Tours and then for 11 years as Study tour guide for Studiosus Reisen tried to breastfeed all over the world. She constantly expanded her travel regions, but curiosity still gnawed at her: “What is beyond the horizon? What else is there to discover in this city? Which people are interesting here? What do you eat in this region?” These are the questions she is now trying to answer as a freelance travel journalist (her articles have appeared in DIE ZEIT, 360° Canada, 360° USA, etc.), among others. travel writer and travel blogger answers in many countries around the world. Petar Fuchs produces the videos on this blog as well as on YouTube. Monika Fuchs from TravelWorldOnline is below Germany's top 50 bloggers in 2021 Other Information about Monika and Petar Fuchs. Recommendations on LinkedIn from tourism experts Further recommendations from cooperation partners and tourism experts Professional experience Monika on LinkedIn