Quarkbällchen are great plain, but not surpringly these quickly made German dout holes even better once you throw some Nutella in the batter and dip them in a fresh berry dip. Addictive!
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My repertoire of quark recipes is seemingly endless, which just happens to be great for you! I don’t know if you‘ve gotten into making your own quark yet (I linked a great tutorial by Anja of Our Gabled Home for you here), or if you have repeatedly sold Wünder Creamery out of their most delicious quark (by the way, if your local store does not sell Wünder yet, it’s time for you to send in a request using this form), but QUARK must be one of THE German products that I miss the most!
Today’s Quarkbällchen are a simple way to use up quark in a recipe. They’re cute little German donut holes that are especially popular during Fastnacht season (the German carnival), but they’re really great all year round and work as a treat any time of day! The plain version is just as great, but today I modified it to add Nutella into the batter-like dough, swirling some more in at the end for a decadent Nutella veining throughout. Believe me, it was a great decision! To make these Quarkbällchen even better, they’re served with a super quick, fresh berry dip. I used strawberries, raspberries and blueberries for mine, but any of your favorite berries will do! It’s the perfect summer treat without having to turn on your oven, and best of all, it’s a super quick way to bring a special treat to the table since it takes only about 30 minutes to make these German Nutella donut holes from start to finish. They’re perfect for breakfast, brunch with friends, picnics at the park, as a treat by the pool, you get it. Just make them!
Use code ‘Sophie15’ for 15 percent off your Wünder Creamery quark if you choose to buy it instead of make your own! It’s just the most convenient for us, and their quark is so creamy and delicious! My favorite flavors besides plain are vanilla and coffee and my 2-year-old loves the blueberry flavor.
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German Nutella Quark Donut Holes with Berry Dip
- 3 large eggs
- 50 grams sugar
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 250 grams quark Wünder creamery makes large plain quark tubs that are so worth it to splurge on! Use code 'Sophie15' for 15% off your order!
- 375 grams all-purpose flour
- 16 grams baking powder
- 150 grams Nutella or other chocolate hazelnut spread
- 1 pinch salt
- powdered sugar for dusting
- frying oil for frying, I use a high temperature oil such as avocado oil
- Using a whisk, combine all ingredients in a large bowl (except 50 grams of Nutella) to create a smooth, thick batter.
- Lastly, swirl in the remaining Nutella. This will create wonderful veining of Nutella throughout the Quarkbällchen.
- Clip a candy thermometer to a pot, fill at least 3 inches with frying oil, and heat to correct frying temperature (350° to 375° F, 177° to 191° C)
- Using two large spoons, work in batches and scoop out batter and drop into the hot oil. You'll want them to fit next to each other and reach the suface of the oil. I ended up cooking in 3 batches. Fry until golden brown, about 3 to 5 minutes.
- Remove from oil using a steel skimmer and transfer to a plate covered with paper towel. Allow to cool before dusting in powdered sugar.
- To make the berry dip, wash and trim greenery off the berries (if applicable), then blend with the sugar and vanilla until smooth. Strain through a fine mesh sieve. Serve and guten Appetit!
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