Tuesday, 9 July 2013
Chocolate chips, orange and vanilla cakes with The Lake District Vanilla Quark (0% fat) - Recipe
These little marvels are a typical example of what would be eaten at "goûter" with a glass of squash.
Slightly lighter than most French version (often made with yoghurt and oil), Quark will give you a good base with 0% fat. The only oil you will need is to grease the molds.
I found the texture was best the day after being made than on the day.
Preparation time : 15'
Baking time : 20 to 25'
Cost : Average
- 125g plain flour
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1 small bag of chocolate chips (about 100g)
- 75g sugar
- Zest of 1 orange
- 3 eggs
- 1 pot of Lake District Company Vanilla Quark
What do I do ?
1. Preheat the oven to 190c
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix the flour and baking powder, add the chocolate chips and mix
3. Add the sugar
4. Zest the orange ( I personally use a micro-plane as it makes the thinnest zests) and add the zests to the sugar. Mix well
5. In a separate bowl, crack the eggs and beat well with a whisk
6. Add the quark and stir with a wooden spoon until you get an homogenous mix
7. Stir the liquid mix into the flour mix
8. Grease some muffin tins with some oil. (I use a piece of kitchen paper to spread evenly and avoid excess oil)
9. Distribute the mix evenly into the molds
10. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden
11. Leave to cool before unmoulding