Sandy C.: "My grandma is German, and she used to make these…" Read More
9Ingredients
660Calories
35Minutes

Celebrate Carnival, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras, or whatever name you choose to use, in traditional German fashion with these scrumptious Krapfen German Pastries. A traditional German sweet treat served around the time of Carnival, known as Fasching in Germany, these fried pastries are made with creamy quark for a dense pastry that is fried and sprinkled with sugar. These pastries are simple, sweet, but oh so good. These Krapfen are a treat best served warm.

Ingredients

  • 250 grams quark cheese (or 2 parts Ricotta cheese and 1 part sour cream)
  • 150 grams sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons dry yeast
  • 250 grams flour
  • salt
  • vegetable oil
  • superfine sugar

Directions

  1. In a large bowl mix the cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla sugar, yeast, flour, and a pinch of salt until smooth.
  2. Heat plenty of oil in a large saucepan. Once the oil is hot, lower the temperature to medium heat.
  3. Using 2 spoons, make balls out of the dough. Fry in the oil until they rise and are golden brown.
  4. Remove the balls from the oil and place on paper towels to remove excess oil.
  5. Sprinkle with superfine sugar and serve warm.
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NutritionView more

660Calories
Sodium18%DV440mg
Fat35%DV23g
Protein31%DV16g
Carbs31%DV94g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories660Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat23g35%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol150mg50%
Sodium440mg18%
Potassium230mg7%
Protein16g31%
Calories from Fat210
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate94g31%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars45g90%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

Yummly User
Sandy C. 20 Jun 2015
My grandma is German, and she used to make these when I was a little girl. She set them on the table and tried to make us wait until they were cool enough to eat. They are very simple pastries with little frills, but when I make them, they bring back such good memories that I want to pass on to my children. They have just the right amount of sweetness.