Quark balls recipe quick and easy

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 ball recipe and how you can bake it yourself quickly and easily, she said: “I don't like giving out the recipe. It's a lard biscuit made from grandma's recipe that has been prepared in our family for generations. ”Barbara Schwaiger is passionate about making good things yourself. The mountain farmer from Niederdorfernberg in Tyrol prepares her specialties according to family recipes that are award-winning. It's understandable that she doesn't like to give this family recipe away.

Nevertheless, we were allowed to film how she bakes the dough for her hearty lard in the deep fryer.


Alpine nuts are known in Bavaria and Austria

In the past, the 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 afternoon coffee. They even go well with wine or beer, as Barbara Schwaiger assures us.

The basic dough for the lard biscuits 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 for this.


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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

Beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar until frothy. Add the sour cream and the grated lemon zest. 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 lard biscuits from Barbara Schwaiger at

Priental mountain farmer's shop

Hans Clarin Square 5,

83229 Aschau im Chiemgau


Quark balls recipe - lard pastries according to grandma's recipe
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