Quark Bällchen, a tradition donut eaten in Germany was one of the best ‘sweet snacks’ I’ve came across during my trip. The sweet smelling giant balls made many, including myself drifting to the stall to get our hands on one. 3 balls for 2€!
Surprisingly its not greasy and the fried outer layer with the soft, moist inner fillings are great combinations. So soft that it melts in your mouth, so good that I can’t get enough of it. Even better when it warms you up in the wintery cold.
Found the recipe but its not tried and tested yet:
- 2 Large eggs
- 40g Sugar
- 500g Low fat quark (curd cheese)
- 20g melted butter
- 266g Flour
- 67g corn starch
- 4tsp baking powder
Beat eggs with sugar until foamy, add melted butter and quark in portions - mix until smooth.
In another bowl mix the dry ingredients and add to the quark mixture.
Preheat deep-fat fryer to 190 °C.
Using an ice-cream scoop slide the balls into the hot oil, making sure not to crowd the pan. Fry until golden brown, approx 7 mins.
Remove doughnuts using tongs and drain on paper towels.
Roll the balls on icing sugar.
You have to eat it fresh!!!