Pashka Recipe
Flavors of Russia

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: none
Draining time: overnight
Refrigeration time: a few hours

Difficulty: Easy
Chef's Note

There are countless recipes for pashka, ranging from the simplest to the most complicated.

Authentic pashka is made with a special fresh white cheese that may be hard to find in some countries.

For 8-10 servings

- 2 kg (4 1/2 lb.) fromage blanc (40% MF)
- 200 g (7 oz.) butter, at room temperature
- 3 packets of vanilla sugar
- 6 egg yolks
- 200 g (7 oz.) powdered sugar
- raisins and candied fruits, as desired
  1. Beat the egg yolks and sugar until light and pale.
  2. Add the butter and mix well.
  3. Incorporate the fresh cheese and stir until smooth, then add the raisins and candied fruits.
  4. Place the mixture into a large piece of cheesecloth; tie up the corners and let drain over the sink. To drain completely, it must sit at least overnight.
  5. Shape into a dome or pyramid in a deep serving dish. Decorate with candied fruit and let rest for several hours before serving.
More recipe ideas

Collaboration: Petrossian. If you want to enjoy pashka without making it yourself, you can buy one at the Petrossian shop during the Easter season.

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