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Paskha Recipe

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Course: Dessert
Total Time: A Day Or More
Skill Level: Easy
Cost: Inexpensive
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Paskha

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This Easter dish from Russia is traditionally made in a tall wooden container, but a new flowerpot is used here.

Yield: Makes 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp superfine sugar
  • 12 oz (350g) farmer's cheese or ricotta
  • 4 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup chopped blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup chopped mixed candied peel
  • 1½ oz (45g) bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • Slivered almonds, for garnish
  • Strips of candied orange or lemon peel, for garnish

Special equipment:

  • Clean new 4 in (10cm) diameter flowerpot
  • Cheesecloth

Directions

1. Place the cream in a small saucepan. Scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the cream and cook over low heat until hot. Whisk the egg yolk and sugar together in a bowl, then whisk in the hot cream. Let cool.

2. Beat the cheese and butter together, then beat in the cream mixture. Stir in the almonds, candied peel, and chocolate.

3. Line the flowerpot with a double thickness of rinsed and squeezed dry cheesecloth. Put the mixture into the lined mold. Place the pot on a wire rack set over a dish. Refrigerate to drain the whey for at least 1 and up to 3 days.

4. When ready to serve, turn the pashka out on to a serving dish and remove the cheesecloth. Decorate with the almonds and candied peel and serve chilled.


© 2008 Dorling Kindersley
NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Nutrients per serving (% daily value)

Nutritional information does not include Garnishes.

486kcal (24%)
231mg (23%)
0mg (0%)
300mcg RAE (10%)
223mg
49mg
13g
18g
2g
24g
155mg (52%)
92mg (4%)
22g (109%)
39g (60%)
1mg (6%)
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