Monday, May 09, 2011

Raspberry Quark Muffins


I love involving Titus in the kitchen. Sure, he's small, but he's definitely able to do a lot of stuff. And he is so interested! He'll move his chair, climb up and see what we're doing, and he often plays with various kitchen utensils... not always a good thing, we recently had an incident involving both Nespresso machines, a cupful of sugar and a lot of salt. Oh well. It cleaned up, eventually.


Anyway. Arla - the Swedish dairy producer - sent me two flavored quarks to review, raspberry and rhubarb. They also included a box of really cute cupcake liners, and a recipe for raspberry muffins. Well, how could I resist that? And after all, it's the perfect project with kids. To be honest, he only really showed interest in the mixing part, and later, with the tasting part.

They turned out pretty good! I know it's a rather specific recipe and revolves around a product many of you won't ever see. I don't really like doing that but I think raspberry-flavored yogurt might make a nice substitute, though!


Raspberry Quark Muffins

3 eggs
100 g sugar
50 g melted butter
250 g Kesella Raspberry (quark)
1 tsp baking powder
250 ml flour
24 frozen raspberries (or fresh!)

Beat eggs and sugar until very fluffy. Add the melted butter and the quark. Stir in baking powder and flour and mix gently. Divide into cupcake liners, placed in a muffin tin.

Stick two raspberries into each muffin. Bake at 200°C for 10-12 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:
Hallonmuffins med kesella


Unknown said...

I love little munchkins in the kitchen, lovely bake.

Ruth said...

The muffins look fantastic! And I like the photo of Titus helping! :-)

Alex said...

I know what a strange quark is, but for those of us on the other side of the planet, WTF is a raspberry quark?

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE the photo of Titus with the mixer--awesomely cute!!! I also need to confess that I got a big smile when I read your description of his kitchen "incident" - sorry but I just couldn't help myself being a grandma :) LOL

Anne said...

Alex - Google is our friend :) The Swedish Kesella is made from milk and cream, but is very low in fat.

Aimee - haha, yes, well. It happens. I rather let him explore the kitchen at his own pace, even if it does mean a few accidents, to keep up his interest. He loved to watch and feel the Kitchen-Aid, but wanted to play with the cupcake liners rather than place them in the muffin tin :)