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Quarkschnecken (German Cheese Pastry)

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“I found this on a German cooking site ( and it looked so good that I had to adapt it to American ingredients. My family adores this.”
1hr 30mins
12 pastries

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. If using a bread machine: Combine 1st 7 ingredients per instructions of your bread machine on dough setting and let rise about 45 minutes.
  3. If making by hand: Combine Flour and 60 g sugar in mixing bowl. Combine yeast & milk and mix in another bowl. Mix Yeast/milk mixture with 1 egg and butter with the flour mixture. Combine both bowls and mix with the kneading hooks of the hand mixer for 3-4 minute Cover bowl and put in warm place for 30 min until it has risen noticeably.
  4. If using food processor: Combine last 4 ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth. (You can do this by hand, but you will need to somehow whip the cottage cheese until smooth.).
  5. Turn out dough on floured surface and knead again and roll out to a floured work surface to a rectangle of 12 x 8 in (30x20 cm). Spread the cottage cheese/pudding mix on the dough rectangle leaving a 1 inch edge. Roll pastry from the wide side, jelly roll style. Cut into 12 disks and place on baking sheet covered with baking parchment. Let rise for 10 minute Place baking pan in center of oven. Bake 25 - 30 minute.
  6. Let cool slightly and serve warm.

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