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Foamy Chocolate Quark in Pastry Flowers Recipe

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Cindy Wesley
Added: Saturday, May 16, 2009


2 eggs
3 ounces sugar
1 cup ground almond
2 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 whole oranges -- for shaping
chocolate quark:
1 egg, separated
2 tablespoons apricot jelly
4 tablespoons grated dark chocolate
1 liqueur glass apricot liqueur
1/2 cup heavy cream
3 ounces confectioner' s sugar
1 cup Quark

To make the pastry flowers, cream eggs and sugar together until light and
frothy. Mix in the ground almonds with the flour and work in 2 tablespoons
of the butter. Use the remainder of the butter to grease 2 baking sheets.
Place spoonfuls of the mixture onto the sheets and spread out into 6 inch
circles. Bake at a medium heat (180C/350F) until light brown. While still
hot, remove from the baking sheets with the help of a spatula and place
each one over an orange (or similar object). Gently pull into flower
shapes. Leave for a few minutes to harden, then lift from the oranges. To
make the chocolate Quark, mix the egg yolk with the apricot jelly, the
grated chocolate, and the liqueur in a large bowl. Whisk the cream until
thick. Whisk the egg white until stiff, then whisk in the confectioner' s
sugar. Fold the cream, the egg white, and the liqueur mixture into the
Quark. Spoon the whole mixture into the pastry flowers

Some interesting variations: Lacking Quark, I have substituted it with 1
cup of ricotta cheese...the effect is somewhat different, but still
delicious. Additionally, instead of using ground almonds, I prefer to use
ground hazelnuts to make the pastry shells. Substituting Frangelico
(hazelnut liqueur) for the apricot liqueur works particularly well in this

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 1642 Calories; 89g Fat (47.7% calories from fat); 18g Protein; 201g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 680mg Cholesterol; 538mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain(Starch) ; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 Fruit; 1/2 Non-Fat Milk; 16 1/2 Fat; 11 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.




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