Rhubarb Ginger Quark Strudel
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Yield: 1 strudel with approx. 12 pieces
80g butter, melted
about 12 sheets strudel dough
Handful of flour
1 egg white
For the filling
100g butter, melted
2 eggs, separated
500g quark, hung overnight
Zest of 1 lemon
2 cm piece of ginger, finely chopped
2 tablespoons cornflour
75g + 50g muscovado sugar
350g rhubarb, trimmed and sliced
50g icing sugar
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Begin with making the rhubarb for the filling by placing it in an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with 50g muscovado sugar, 1/2 of the lemon zest and ginger, toss well then roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes. Remove and strain through a sieve reserving the juices.
Lay out 4 sheets of the strudel dough on a lightly floured surface. Use the 80g melted butter to brush the sheets, then lay another 4 sheets, brush again with butter and layer the final 4 sheets.
For the quark filling, beat the egg whites to stiff peaks. In a separate bowl whisk together the quark, egg yolks, 75g sugar, 60g butter, the remaining lemon zest and cornflour until ingredients are smooth and nicely incorporated. Using a spatula, fold in the egg whites.
Spread the filling on the strudel dough leaving approx. 2-3 cm free around the edges. Place the ginger-lemon-rhubarb slices over the quark filling and then roll the strudel from the long side. Tuck in the sides and brush with the egg white to seal.
Transfer the strudel to a baking tray lined with baking paper and brush with the remaining melted butter.
Bake the strudel for 25- 30 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven allow to cool and dust generously with icing sugar.
Note: The strudel tastes best when it is still slightly warm and served on the same day. This tastes awesome with some thick vanilla sauce or vanilla ice cream.
If you do have leftovers, heat the slices gently in the microwave.
Make you own homemade quark using my recipe.
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