These quick rolls are made with “Quark”*. They are easy and fast – just perfect for a Sunday morning breakfast. Though you won’t find Quark easily in the US, you can replace it with sour cream or greek yogurt.
Back in my childhood on a Sunday morning, I would sneak out and walk to the house next to ours, where my grandmother lived. I would ask her to make some “Quarkbrötchen” and she would quickly mix the dough and bake them for me. Then I would sneak back into our house and surprise everybody with the warm fresh rolls. We would eat them with butter and jam, which is a typical German breakfast.
Many years later I couldn’t remember the recipe of those rolls. It has never been written down, everything my grandmother cooked or baked was in her memory. It was all lost when she passed away. But in my early twenties I worked as a nurse and for a while I was driving to farms in a rural area, caring for ill and elderly people. One day I told an old farmers women about this “Quarkbrötchen” memories and she told me that she knew the recipe. I immediately wrote it down and here I am, about 25 years later (yes, I am that old!) and I still have that note.
Quark-Brötchen - easy rolls with baking powder
- 125 g Quark or greek yogurt or sour cream
- 125 g flour
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp milk
- 4 tbsp veggetable oil or any other oil that has no specific flavor
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 pinch sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375°F.
- Add all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Adding raisins is optional!
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Scoop the dough in heaps onto the parchment paper, about 9 of them.
- Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes and eat warm or cool. Tastes best with butter and jam!