Homemade Curd Donuts

Every time I stroll past a German bakery and catch the irresistible aroma of these treats, I can’t resist getting some. But with this recipe, you can easily whip up these delightful, fluffy, donut-like bites of heaven right at home!


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla sugar (or use regular sugar and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the wet ingredients)
  • 3 eggs
  • 250 grams Quark (or substitute Greek yogurt if Quark is not available)


Step 1 In a bowl, sift together the flour and baking powder. Then, add the sugar, a pinch of salt, and whisk everything together. If you don’t have vanilla sugar, you can use regular sugar and simply add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract to the wet ingredients.

Step 2 In another bowl, whisk the eggs, and then add the Quark, beating until the mixture is smooth. If Quark (dry curd) is not available in your area, you can use Greek yogurt as a substitute.

Step 3 Add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and whisk until the two are thoroughly combined. The dough should be thick and sticky.

Step 4 Heat some oil in a pan to 170°C (340°F). Grease an ice cream scoop with oil and use it to scoop portions of the dough, then drop them carefully into the hot oil. Cook about 4 at a time, keeping them moving. Flip them over when one side is golden and cook for approximately seven minutes, continuing to move them constantly. While you’re preparing the next batch, keep an eye on the oil temperature. If it’s too hot, lower the heat to ensure even cooking inside. Once they’re cooked, drain them on paper towels and dust them with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. Enjoy!

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