Paprika introduced me to Túró Rudi in one of my first trips to Hungary.
Useless to say that I liked it from the first bite. Whenever we were in a supermarket, I grabbed a couple of them.
It’s a very popular sweet made of quark (túró in Hungarian) coated with chocolate and shape like a stick. The taste is distinctive -to other chocolate bars- and so is the red polka dot packaging.
It was last week, after hosting a Hungarian dinner at home, I had quark left and thought of trying to make some.
The first batch was enough convincing. The most important is to find the right quark, as the creamy kind will not work here. After that, it’s fairly easy to do. And very quick to eat !
Túró Rudi (makes about 12)
2 heaped tbsp icing sugar
1 good pinch of vanilla powder
180gr dark chocolate for coating (there’ll be chocolate left)
Drain well quark by gently squeezing the water out through a muslin cloth.
In a bowl mix well together quark, sugar and vanilla. With a teaspoon, scoop the mixture and roll into a small ball between your palms. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Dip one by one quark ball with the help of a toothpick and gently shake off the chocolate excess. Let them cool completely on baking paper. Keep refrigerated if not consumed directly.