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This is a brilliant Pashka recipe. Pashka brings an authentic and unique Russian taste to your dinner spread. I am sure you will love the Pashka ! Try it!
  Unsalted butter 125 Gram, softened
  Castor sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ricotta cheese 500 Gram
  Hard boiled egg yolks 3
  Grated lemon rind 2 Tablespoon
  Currants 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped mixed peel 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped blanched almonds 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), whipped
  Glace fruit and mixed peel 2 Tablespoon (For Decoration)
  Mixed peel 2 Tablespoon (For Decoration)

Cream butter, add sugar gradually and beat until light and fluffy. Push ricotta cheese and egg yolks through a fine sieve. Add to creamed mixture with lemon rind, beating until thoroughly combined. Add currants, mixed peel and almonds, and lastly fold in the whipped cream. If mixture is very soft, chill until firm enough to shape. Pile mixture on a serving plate and shape into a pyramid, using a broad knife or spatula. Decorate with glace fruits and mixed peel, and chill until firm.
Note: in Russia, the letters 'XB' (meaning Christ is risen) are outlined in mixed peel on one side of the pashka, and a cross on the other.
The word 'pashka' means Easter in Russian, and this creamy sweet is one of the traditional delights of the Russian Easter table. When friends drop in, serve it thickly spread on slices of fruit bread — or enjoy it for dessert, with a cup of strong black coffee and a crisp biscuit.

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Milk Product

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3291 Calories from Fat 1864

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 212 g326.5%

Saturated Fat 116.9 g584.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 532 mg177.3%

Sodium 670 mg27.9%

Total Carbohydrates 272 g90.7%

Dietary Fiber 20.8 g83.1%

Sugars 173.7 g

Protein 84 g167.2%

Vitamin A 117.3% Vitamin C 304.1%

Calcium 162.5% Iron 31.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Pashka Recipe