Quarkbällchen (literally, “little quark balls”) are a deep-fried confection sweetened with vanilla sugar. Their batter incorporates quark, a fresh cheese made with curdled sour milk, so though Quarkbällchen look like golf ball-sized doughnuts, they’re much lighter and softer.
You can buy Quarkbällchen at festivals and in cafés or restaurants around Germany throughout the year, but they’ve become a classic Christmas market treat, deep-fried to order and served dusted with white sugar on rectangular paper plates.
Q is also for…
Quarkstollen: an alternative type of Stollen, one of Germany’s traditional Christmas fruit breads, made with quark.
Quarkbällchen and Quarkstollen are two of my favorite seasonal treats!!
And it’s nearly time for them again!! 🙂