Now that it’s summer, even I can’t always have sweet cakes for brunch and breakfast.
Baking is also not that great an idea if the apartment is already heated up through the sun…
If it’s warm I feel like something lighter instead, something without the carbs and without cream or butter as cutting the calories a little is no bad thing in the summer!
One of these lighter breakfasts I rustled up the other day is so tasty that I wanted to share it with you here even though it can hardly be called a receipe as it’s really just an arrangement of a few ingredients. The textures of these simple ingredients are what makes this dish so enjoyable: juicy figs, topped with creamy quark and crunchy pistachios.
I’m sure most of you know about Quark by now. It’s a naturally fat free soft cheese but if you stir it, it still gets a creamy consistency. I know that in Germany at least, you can get different types of quark with added cream but I’d still keep it light with the fat free one which works fine here.
Per portion you’ll need:
- 2 figs
- ½ tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tbsp honey (use runny honey or, if you only have set honey, put a tablespoon of it in a microwavable dish and blitz it in the microwave for a few seconds which makes it runny)
- 125g of quark
- 1 tbsp pistachios
Add the vanilla essence to the quark and stir it in until the quark is creamy.
Cut the figs into quarters and arrange them on a plate.
Roughly chop the pistachios and sprinkle them over the quark topped figs.
Drizzle with the honey and serve.
Looks lovely – figs are so tasty this time of year! Just one little question… what’s quark??
Thanks for you comment -Quark is a fat free cheese you find in most bigger supermarkets now. It’s a little bit like ricotta or curd cheese so you could probably use those instead but I prefer Quark as it’s so low in calories but has a nice smooth texture (once you whisk it).