Childhood favourite. Every now and then my granny makes these. Even now that I'm all grown up.

aka Estonian curd cheese fritters

750g curd cheese*
125g sugar
6 eggs
330 - 350g flour
2 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt

Mix sugar into curd cheese.
Add eggs one by one.
Sift baking powder into flour and add a bit of salt.
Combine flour mixture with egg and curd cheese mixture. Mix thoroughly.
Leave the batter to rest for half an hour.
Fry spoonfuls of batter in plenty of oil until rising to the surface and golden on all sides.

*Ricotta may be used as a substitute but it does have a firmer, drier consistency. Might have to reduce the amount of flour by a couple of spoonfuls.


  1. Oh yes!!! This is an absolutely childhood memory - also my grandmother made it. They called "backed mice" in Austria and what we did, when we were children, we tried to find figures in their shape - like in clouds!
    Thank you for this lovely post! Fantastic pictures!!!
    Have a happy time

  2. Ah, quarkmäuschen! Hatte ich nicht gedacht! Danke für die information.