Thursday, 31 October 2013

Pfirsich,Äpfel & Quark Kuchen - Peach,Apple & Quark Cake - 100th post :)

         I really can't believe that this is my 100th post.Thanks to my laziness,I never thought I'll get here :) Blogging has been a wonderful experience.I still remember the first week of blogging ,my blog had just 15 visits and I was really thinking if it was a good idea to carry on when there were so many beautiful blogs out there.It was my hubby & sister who knew how passionate I was about cooking and eating :P, who told me 'Do it just because it makes you happy'.I initially thought that blogging was all about just posting good recipes,but only later did I realize that it was being a part of a community of passionate people. In this short span I've got to know so many beautiful people,learnt so many new dishes and developed a keen interest in photography.Well before blogging the moment I see the 'SALE' sign on any cloth shop I would be inside the shop no time, but now I am always on the hunt for props :) Thanks all of you for all the encouraging comments and stopping at my page ,it keeps me going. Doesn't this sound like some speech in a film award ceremony, I feel like Shah Rukh Khan in 'Om Shanti Om' with a whiskey bottle in his hand ,well not exactly a whisky bottle,might be a rolling pin or a ladle :P
         Coming to today's dish,It's a wonderful German cake.When I first tasted this cake before 5 years I really didn't appreciate it's flavour. Well my Indian taste bud was more adapted to hot and spicy stuff.But then slowly over the years I've started loving cheese and it's subtle taste.This cake is made of quark which is very nutritious and widely used in most European cuisines. Quark is a kind of hung curd,similar to what we use for preparing Shrikhand. You could also replace it with Greek Yogurt. So off to the cake....


You'll Need :
For the base:
All Purpose Flour - 175 g
Baking Powder - 1 tsp
Sugar - 100 g
Vanilla essence -a few drops
Salt - a pinch
Egg - 1 big
Butter - 100 g
For the Filling
Apple- 3 - 4 big ones
Sugar - 100 g
Quark /Curd Cheese - 500 g
Vanilla essence -a few drops
Eggs - 3 medium
Weizengrieß - Semolina - 25 g
Whipping Cream - 2 tbsp
For the Topping :
Peaches - 3 tins or 500g or 6 - 7 peaches.
Sugar - 20 g
Fruit juice - 250 ml ( i used orange juice ) if using any berries use apple juice
Tortenguss rot/Fruit tort Jelly  - 1 pack or Check here


Method:
For the Base:
-Melt the butter first and then let it cool to room temperature.
-Sieve the flour and the baking powder well in a big mixing bowl.
-Add all the other ingredients to the flour.With a beater fitted with a dough hook beat the mixture on medium speed until all the ingredients are mixed well.
-Then increase the speed and beat until the dough starts sticking together.Remove it from the bowl and knead it until for 3 - 4 minutes.
-Cover it with a plastic wrap or place it an airtight container and keep it in the freezer for 10 - 15 minutes.
-In a 26 cm springform pan,butter the springform and dust it with flour.Line the bottom with baking paper and remove it from the sides.
-After 15 minutes,Remove it from the freezer.Take 2/3 rd of the batter and roll it into a thin disc of 26 cm diameter.Place the remaining 1/3 rd portion in the refrigerator.For better results.place the dough on the middle of the bottom of the springform(removed from the sides) and slowly roll the dough until it covers the base.You can also use your fingers to flatten it so that it covers the base.
-Now with a fork pierce small holes on the rolled out dough.Attach the sides to the pan and bake in a pre heated oven for 15 minutes at 200 ° C.
-After 15 minutes remove from the oven and let it cool.
-Roll the remaining 1/ 3 portion into thin strips of 3 cms height and place them around the sides of the baked base.So that you get a nice shell with no gaps.


For the filling:
-Clean the apples,remove the core and the skin.Chop them into big pieces.Spread these pieces on the prepared base (shell) in the springform.
-Beat all the other filling ingredients with the beater fitted with a whipping hook for 2 - 3 minutes ,until everything is well mixed.
-Spread it on the apples and spread it uniformly.
-Bake in the oven(not preheated) at 175 ° C for 45 minutes.
-Let the cake cool completely then remove it from the pan.
For the Topping:
-Cut the peaches into thin strips and place them on the baked cake,so that they cover the whole surface.
-Mix the tortenguss with sugar and the juice .Heat the mixture and keep stirring continuously until it starts slightly thickening.Then pour it uniformly over the topping(the peaches).It hardens after cooling. Done !
-If using gelatin please follow this method .


Note:
You can replace the Peaches with any berry of your choice :)


16 comments:

  1. congrats for 100th post Rini....wish you many more in future....cake looks so perfect and yummy...

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  2. Wow, Reni Congrats on your 100th post, I totally agree with you this virtual world is really amazing. Wish you many many more success to come in the following years. The cake looks super delicious and a perfect virtual treat... Happy blogging and keep rocking girl....

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  3. Reni , Congrats on the blog's first century and hope u hit many more soon.
    He heee women find some excuse to do shopping right !
    The cake looks like the German version of cheese cake. Like the filling esp with semolina and curd cheese with apple .Really yumm!!

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  4. Congrats on ur 100th post!.. Wishing u many more hundereds.. :) Well this quark kuchen looks amazing.. just the way I see here in bakerei.. :) U r awesome .. Germans are very fond of thes kuchen(as they call cakes) I too would love them for sure.. M loving your clicks

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  5. Congrats Reni for coming so far. Have already loved your recipes and yes, blogging can be sometime tiring but its a good hobby too. Love the cake but I don't think I have heard about it before. Made to perfection and simply stunning.

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  6. congrats for your first century, wishing you will have just like more and more centuries like sachin Tendulkar. and you are right about OSO, and SRK.

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  7. Congrats on your 100th post...wishing you many more..the cake looks real yummy and perfect...loved your presentation and the whole writeup :)

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  8. hey reni..congrats on your 100th post....wish you many more to come...this cake sure looks like a celebration...but this dish is totally new to me..but it looks fabulous....nicely presented....happy blogging

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  9. Congrats on your 100th post Reni.. Wishing you lotts of success ahead in your future posts too.. Cake looks perfect to celebrate the occasion dear.. Hugsxx

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  10. So tempting and inviting...i m totally sold over this :)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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  11. congrats dear n cake luks wonderful..lovely clicks and perfect for the occasion!!!

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  12. Delicious german dish, I was planning for apple kuchen for long time. your version looks delicious.

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  13. Congrats to your 100th post! and it looks really good. Wanna follow each other? Let me know

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  14. Congrats for your 100th post. German cake looks delicious. First time here. Very happy to follow you via GFC.

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  15. congrats on 100th post..:) This looks very tempting and inviting:)
    www.merrytummy.blogspot.com

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  16. they look super tasty .Congratulations on ur 100th post

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