Paskha cream cheese recipe

Russian Easter cake (Paskha) of cottage cheese

April 29, 2021

Paskha is a delicious dish that is made out of cottage cheese and served on Easter day. This Paskha recipe includes boiled condensed milk which gives it a sweet caramel taste. This is an easy to follow recipe with only 8 ingredients.

We will need:

  • 500 gr of baked milk cottage cheese. If you do not know how to make cottage cheese, you can buy regular cottage cheese, but with a fat content of at least 9%. Make sure it's fresh!
  • 170 gr of caramelized milk, it is advisable to cook it yourself
  • 50 gr of cream with a 33% butterfat content
  • 80 gr of butter with a 82.5% fat content
  • 40 gr of pre-roasted and chopped walnuts
  • 5 gr of vanilla sugar with natural vanilla particles
  • 50 gr of sour cream with a 20% fat content
  • 40 gr of dried apricots. Choose fresh, mushy and sweet.

First, soak the dried apricots in hot water for 15 minutes, then chop them. Grind the nuts in a food processor or in a plastic bag with a rolling pin.

Mix sour cream, cottage cheese, cream and vanilla sugar. All ingridients should be at room temperature. Beat until the mixture looks like a cream. Beat butter with caramelized milk. Now mix all the ingredients. Prepare a high-sided plate for the whey to drain before placing the mixture in the cottage cheese paskha mold.

Put a piece of gauze previously soaked in boiled water into the mold, straightening the folds. Put the cottage cheese mass a little above the edge of the mold. Set it under oppression, for example, a cutting board and some load on top. Put in the refrigerator for 1.5 days.

caramel paskha recipe

You can decorate paskha to your taste. I decorate it with salted caramel. Our cottage cheese paskha is ready. Look how beautiful it is! Cook with pleasure, please your loved ones.

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