Friday, 7 January 2011


What do you do if it's a Sunday morning, all shops are closed (or you just can't be bothered to leave your flat) but you want something nice for breakfast that might even make you feel like you're having brunch without the hassle?
The answer is Jägerbrötchen!
What are Jägerbrötchen, you might wonder. They're sweetish (breakfast)rolls.  Don't ask me how they got their name, I don't have a clue and the internet hasn't been able to tell me either within a 20 minute search (after which I'm able to tell you that for some reason lot's of people who write scary blogs about healthy eating seem to eat them, which I find incredibly confusing, because in my book they're not necessarily healthy) anyhow, they are made with a mix of curd (aka quark) and oil (so no eggs needed) and they're plain awesome.
When I was younger we used to spend Christmas in Switzerland and the friends we used to go with always made them at least once during our two week holiday. Let me tell you, that day tended to be my favourite day :)
They take less than 10 minutes to make and then you've got 20 minutes or so to do the washing up and to work out which jam you want to have with them (blackberry works especially well) and to make some more coffee. 
What are you waiting for? 

250g Quark/Curd cheese
6 tbsp Oil (sunflower or rapeseed works quite well)
6 tbsp Milk
1 pinch Salt
1 sachet  Vanilla Sugar/ 1-2 tsp Vanilla extract
3 tbsp Sugar
350g Flour
15 g Baking Powder (that's 1 sachet)

Mix the wet ingredients  and the salt in a bowl, sift the flour and the baking powder together, add to the wet mix with the sugar and once that is properly mixed in, throw in the raisins and once they're evenly distributed that's you pretty much done.
Line a baking sheet with baking parchment.
Roll the dough into a sausage and cut it into about 20 pieces. Roll the pieces into balls and lay them out on he baking sheet.
I use milk for the glaze, but that's a personal preference, I guess a sugary glaze like you'd use for hot-cross buns, or an egg-wash would be just as nice, but I like the milk one the best :)
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Enjoy with some butter and jam and a big glass of milk while enjoying the morning sun on your face.


  1. They look delicious. I might try this...

  2. You should if you haven't yet, it's one of those recipes that can't go wrong (if you do at least a certain amount of measuring) so you can feel like a domestic goddess while propping your feet up on a chair :)


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