West Allis Cheese and Sausage Shoppe

Cheese Pascha

(Submitted by Sandy)

Russian Orthodox Christians call Easter Pascha. Sandy, one of customers, submitted a recipe for a traditional dessert to celebrate the feast of Resurrection that they call Cheese Pascha. You make it two days before serving as it has to have time to drain. This is used as dessert spread on a sweet bread, or just eaten!

Ingredients:
2 lbs Bakers Cheese
16 oz Cream Cheese
5 hard boiled egg yolks
1/2 - 3/4 lb unsalted butter
1 lb Superfine Sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1T flour
1 tsp vanilla

Cooking Directions:
First get a mould with a drainage hole or a clean 7-1/2"x5" plastic or unglazed flower pot with drainage hole and line it with 3 double-thicknesses of cheesecloth. Make sure there is length hanging over the mould. Place on wire rack set over cake pan. Set aside.

Combine ingredients in a food processor (may have to do it in two sessions). Pour into the mould. Take the long pieces of cheese cloth and place them over the top of the mould. Then put a weight on it so the liquid drains into your cake pan. Place in the refrigerator and drain the pan daily for two days.