Well, I have to admit, when we were given the chance to receive a hamper full of goodies to try out Quark in some recipes, we hadn't. Cue lots of bad jokes about posh ducks ! It's a naturally fat-free dairy ingredient that is so versatile that it can be used in a whole range of sweet and savoury recipes.
The press release explains : "With its smooth, creamy texture, this spoonable soft cheese is ideal for blending beautifully with other ingredients as well as substituting into both sweet and savoury meals as a tasty healthy alternative to the likes of cream cheese, crème fraiche, mascarpone, ricotta, Greek yogurt, fromage frais, double cream and even soured cream. This natural ‘wonder ingredient’ is packed with impressive nutritional credentials - high in protein, naturally fat free and low in salt and sugar. In fact, it is so striking in its health credentials that those who examine its packaging will quickly notice that The Lake District Dairy Co. Original Quark scores ‘all green’ on its on-pack GDAs (Guideline Daily Amounts)."
Here are all the lovely ingredients that we received to put it through its paces - can you guess what the recipes were? I'll give you a clue - one is sweet and one is savoury.
Well, watch this space and you'll see how we got on - we received everything we need to make New York Cheesecake and Moussaka. Hmmm my mouth is watering already !
for more information : www.LakeDistrictQuark.co.uk
Disclosure : I received a hamper of ingredients, including Quark, to make up two recipes and blog about them.
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