Liptauer – Bread Spread

Liptov recipe picture.
Liptauer bread with paprika and herbs recipe Image © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf

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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!

Liptov bread close-up with paprika.
Prepare colorful Liptov bread, a smear like this is a delight for the eye!
To prepare Liptau bread colourful, such a spread pleases the eye!

2. Shopping list

For homemade Liptauer you need:

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.

Liptauer bread as finger food.
Serve Liptauer breads as finger food at your next party. It looks great and also pleases vegetarians.
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.

Diced paprika when frying in the pan
Fried diced peppers in the pan. You can also add zucchini cubes!
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!

Liptauer Spread

Liptauer recipe original from Austria shown by chef and professional chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 4
Calories 74
Total Time 35 Min.
Recipe Liptauer, how you prepare the Heurigen spread Original and how you put it especially fine on the bread, this article shows you.

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Liptov recipe picture.
Liptauer bread with paprika and herbs recipe Image © Thomas Sixt Foodfotograf

Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

15 Min.


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.

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