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Cheesecake (hmmmmmm cake :) ) but no Instructable!?? Answered

Short story, long version :) :
I had an arguement with my sister about how to make a proper cheesecake as her'S either end up as a soaking mess or taste horrible.
To my surpise we settled down quickly and discovered she uses traditional Australian recepies based on weird things like cottage cheese, ricotta and so on.
Of course cheesecake is many hundrets if not thausands of years old and what we see today has nothing in common with the cakes from that time - but there is one thing our modern cakes all have in common:
They are based on what is available in terms of "fresh" cheese or stuff that looks like it, for example Philadelphia.
Where I come from a cheesecake might have some other cheese substitues included in the mix for texture and taste but the main ingredient is QUARK.
So my sister and I went to get some quark for the next bake off...
Let me tell you this much: If you are in AU you either won't get any at all or pay top prices!
I consider 9$ for 500g cheap around here! :(
And it simply does not taste right as everyone has to include some variation to it.

I say for a proper cheescake quark is needed!
Now my big question:
Do you have similar porblems obtaining quark for your deserts and baking needs?
If so I might consider to make an Instructable explaining how to make your own quark at home on the cheap.
Maybe even include a piece of cheesecake ;)

9 Replies

GeorgeK31 (author)2015-09-22

Best cheesecake (my opinion) is with oreos and nutella...


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Cecilia A (author)2015-04-19

Faced the same problem, Quark is difficult to find even in US markets. You've to make it yourself. It is not very difficult.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-04-19

The Instructable is now ready, after having to make another cake as my cam messed all the pictures up.

Should be possible for anyone with basic baking skills to replicate.

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Downunder35m (author)2015-04-17

My Instructable is up but the cam messed with my picture :(
So I will have to make another cheescake from scratch over the weekend and upload the images I wanted to include in the first place.
Anway it s good start and if you ever did some cake baking you should be able to follow without the images ;)

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Kiteman (author)2015-04-15

Quark flavoured cheesecake?

Can you get it at CERN?

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Downunder35m (author)Kiteman2015-04-15

There they only have the nuclear cake.
It glows in the dark though....
If you want to try it at home:
Place the cake in the focus point and hit with one quark form the left and one quark from the right.
Ensure the quarks hit right in the center of the cake.
Served best with whipped cream that is frozen with liquid nitrogen ;)

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caitlinsdad (author)2015-04-14

Well, my friend, this is cheesecake http://www.juniorscheesecake.com

Quark is not a product we get here in USA, we use the Philadelphia brand mass produced cheese products, usually cream cheese but I have seen something marketed as farmer's cheese. The wetter cheeses like cottage and ricotta are used for the Italian style cheesecakes, not for the dense like a stick of butter real cheesecakes like the one made by Junior's in Brooklyn, NY. I might be able to find some kind of Quark in the Russian markets here but I've never had it to be able to tell what it's really like.

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Downunder35m (author)caitlinsdad2015-04-14

So I am not alone with the Quark problem.
Seems it is time for an Instructable for a cheesecake based on the traditional ingredients and include some ways to make quark at home.
I guess you are volunteering to try it out ? :)

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