• 2 lemons unwaxed
  • 4 large eggs separated
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 1 sachet powdered gelatine
  • 200g The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark
  • Extra Quark and curls of lemon zest optional


  • STEP 1

    Using a fine grater, grate the zest from the lemons into a medium bowl. Squeeze and strain the juice and keep to one side.

  • STEP 2

    Put the gelatine in a small bowl and mix with the lemon juice. Allow to “sponge” (swell) for 10 mins. Meanwhile, add the yolks and sugar to the lemon zest and whisk until light and pale-lemon coloured.

  • STEP 3

    Set the bowl of sponged gelatine in a pan of simmering water and leave until melted and clear. Stir into the yolk mixture. Beat The Lake District Dairy Co. Quark (with the Limoncello, if using) until smooth. Then fold the egg yolk mixture into it.

  • STEP 4

    Now whisk the egg whites to soft peaks and gently fold into the mix. Pour into a pretty dish or individual glass bowls. Level the surface and chill overnight or for 3-6 hours. Serve decorated with extra The Lake District Co. Quark and curls of lemon zest.