Austrian Cakes & Tarts:
Altwiener Topfentorte - Vienna Quark Tart
120 g butter
120 g icing sugar
120 g of grated nuts (like almonds)
120 g of quark
1 pitch of salt
1 sachet of vanilla sugar
some grated lemon peel
What Altwiener Topfentorte is
Topfen (quark) is a fresh, creamy cheese with a distinct flavour. It is very popular for both savoury and sweet meals in Austria. The Vienna Quark or Cheese Tart is a traditional tart with origins that date back to the days of the Empire. It is fairly simple to make - at least by Austrian standards.
How to prepare Altwiener Topfentorte
Mix the butter, the sugar and the yolk until foamy. Add the spices, nuts and the quark. Whip the egg whites until stiff and mix them with the dough. Grease a cake shape and coat it with breadcrumbs. Bake the tart in a pre-heated oven at 175 degrees Celsius for approximately 45 minutes.
More Austrian Recipes
Desserts & Sweet Meals: Kaiserschmarrn - Topfenpalatschinken pancakes - Topfengrießknödel - Potato dough for Mohn- and Nussnudeln - Pofesen - Apple Strudel - Topfenschmarrn - Topfenstrudel - Wuchteln - Germknödel - Reisauflauf - Salzburger Nockerl
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