Tuesday, 17 February 2015
Lake District Dairy's Quark. All the taste, none of the guilt!
It comes in three flavours, Original, Lemon and Vanilla and is great for cooking, mixing and baking. (It's also good for just eating with a spoon, so long as nobody is looking!)
It makes a healthy and delicious replacement for cream cheese, creme fraiche, mascarpone, ricotta, Greek yoghurt, fromage frais, double cream and even soured cream.
This evening we spread it on freshly baked bread rolls hot from the oven and on fruited scones.
As we are -for a variety of rather tedious reasons- a day late with our Shrove Tuesday celebrations, we intend to serve Quark on our pancakes, tomorrow.
When you use Quark your usual naughty but nice desert suddenly becomes substantially less naughty.
For example should you replace cream cheese in your cheesecake with Lakeland Dairy Quark, the fat and calorie contents takes a bit of a nosedive, yet the flavour is every bit as scrummy!
It's reported that a strawberry cheesecake using Quark rather than cream cheese will have 292 calories per 339 gramme serving, as against 180 calories more for4 the cream cheese version.
So using Quark has got to make sense, hasn't it?
Tomorrow evening we intend to make some pancakes to a delicious recipe passed down through generations of my wife's Indian family and rather than using dollops of cream on them, we will, instead, use dollops of Quark.
Where can you get Lake District Dairy Quark? Most major supermarkets including morrisons should have it in their chiller cabinets.
Independent Nutritionist Fiona Hunter said: "Using Quark in everyday cooking or baking is a simple way to help make family meals more nutritious and healthier without having to sacrifice on flavour."
For recipes and further details please visit www.LakeDistrictQuark.co.uk.
By the way, a 250 gramme pot costs a remarkably reasonable £1.25.