Liptauer – Bread Spread

Today I’ll show you my Liptauer recipe. I really like Liptauer. Homemade cheese tastes best.

I prefer to refine this spread with crispy herbs and short fried vegetables.  

The Liptauer is a classic spread from Austria and resembles the Obazda from Bavaria. All these spreads, like the potato cheese, the vegan lard and the herb quark, go well with a good snack and bring variety for dinner.

The preparation takes about 25 minutes. I wish you every success and look forward to your comments.

1. Prepare Liptauer Spread yourself

Is it worth the effort? In Austria you can buy the Liptauer from different manufacturers in the supermarket. Nevertheless, the homemade Liptauer still tastes best!

Today I will show you an extraordinary Liptauer recipe with lots of vegetables. Here, fried herbs are added to the bread as topping. The result is really colorful and tastes great!

To prepare Liptau bread colourful, such a spread pleases the eye!

2. Shopping list

For homemade Liptauer you need:

  • quark, in Austria means topfen… Ideal would be sheep quark and normal quark half/half
  • shallots
  • salt and pepper
  • sweet paprika
  • Dijon mustard
  • caraway
  • peppers red, yellow, green
  • optional anchovies and capers
  • rosemary
  • oil for deep frying

Bread, fresh brown bread or farmer’s bread, grain bread, pumpernickel, baguette, toast, rye bread or home-baked bread according to your wishes.

You can find the exact ingredients below in the Liptauer recipe.

Serve Liptauer breads as finger food at your next party. It looks great and makes your vegetarian guests happy too.

3. Heurigen Spread, “Gypsy Spread” particularly tasty

Add freshly roasted peppers to the Liptov spread. You can quickly prepare the vegetables, fry them in the pan and then serve with the cheese.

Fried paprika cubes in the pan. You can also add zucchini cubes!

Before adding the pepper cubes to the pan, fry a few needles of rosemary. The fragrant and crispy rosemary is a fantastic addition to this preparation!

4. Recipe Liptauer

The following is the recipe for Liptauer bread spread. Wish you good luck and a lot of fun with the preparation!

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5 from 17 votes
5 from 17 votes
Liptauer Spread
Liptauer recipe original from Austria shown by chef and professional chef Thomas Sixt.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: breadspread
Cuisine: austrian kitchen
Keyword: Gluten Free Recipes, glutenfree
Servings: 4
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Thomas Sixt
  • 250 g Quark you can also use sheep quark
  • 2 pc shallots finely dice!
  • 5 pinch salt I use Himalayan salt or Ursalz from Austria!
  • 5 pinch pepper black pepper is the best
  • 1 tbs Paprika noble sweet I double the amount depending on the season, more in winter!
  • 1 tsp Dijon-mustard
  • 4 pinch caraway grounded
  • 2 pc rote Paprikaschoten
  • 1 pc gelbe Papikaschote
  • 2 twigs rosemary
  • 3 tbsp sun flower oil for frying the herbs
  • Place the quark on a fine sieve and drain well. Then put the quark in a bowl.
  • Cut the shallots in half, peel, finely dice and add to the curd cheese.
  • Season quark with salt, pepper, paprika, mustard and caraway, optionally add capers and anchovies.
  • Fry the rosemary needles in a pan with a little oil and place them on a paper towel. Season the fried rosemary with salt and prepare for serving.
  • Cut the peppers in half, remove seeds and cut into small cubes. Brown with a little sunflower oil at high heat, then remove from the pan.
  • Drain the paprika cubes and add 3/4 of the paprika cubes to the Liptauer and mix.
  • Season the Liptauer again before serving.
  • Arrange the Liptauer, spread the bread slices, decorate with paprika cubes and rosemary needles and serve quickly.

5. Calories and nutritional values

Nutrition Facts
Liptauer Spread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 74 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.5g3%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.3g
Sodium 305mg13%
Potassium 46mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Thomas Sixt

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