Friday, 11 September 2015

Flammkuchen and easy quark cheesecake for dessert

Today on the blog two simple and humble comfy recipes. Last weekend we spontaneously decided to go for a walk in Collserola (forest area which separates us from Barcelona). The weather was perfect and by the end we spend more time there as initially thinking.... On the way back, I made a turn into the wood path and discovered a big blackberries bush, covered with big, ripe berries. Lucky me I had a tupperware bowl with me, so I could take some of these delicious berries home for dessert...



Flammkuchen

  • 1 package dry yeast (7 g)
  • 250 ml warm water
  • 300-400 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250 g quark cheese
  • 5 tablespoons yogurt
  • salt, pepper, nutmeg
  • onions
  • bacon cubes
  • cheese grated
Put some warm water, yeast and half a teaspoon of sugar in a small bowl, steer briefly and let stay for 5-10 minutes, till  foamy and you can smell the yeast. In a bigger bowl add remaining water, 300 g flour, salt and the yeast mixture. Mix everything together, till an elastic and not too sticky dough will form. Add the remaining flour spoon wise if needed. Cover the bowl with a clean kitchen towel and let the dough raise (30-40 min). 
Meanwhile mix quark cheese, yogurt and pinch of nutmeg, season well with salt and pepper. Cut the onions thinly in half rings.
Preheat the oven to 200 C. Take some dough and roll it out as thinly as possible (I am doing it directly on the baking paper, which makes it easier to put it the baking sheet later). Spread some of the quark-yogurt on top, cover it with onions, bacon and cheese. Bake for 12-15 minutes till crisps and golden brown. Continue with the rest of the dough till all used. Serve immediately...Flammkuchen taste the best directly out of the oven. Serve it with beer, Radler or white wine.....




No bake quark-cheesecake with blackberries
  • 4-6 digestive cookies
  • 250 g quark cheese
  • vanilla sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • fresh blackberries
Stir quark, vanilla sugar and sugar together, set aside. Crumble the cookies and wash the berries. Assemble the cheesecake...in a glass put some cookie crumbs, top it with vanilla quark and spread some fresh berries on top, repeat the step again. Put the dessert into the refrigerator...for at least 30 min.






Enjoy!



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