One year ago, when I bought a book about regional Polish cuisine, I found out about Easter dish that I have never heated about before – Pascha Wielkanocna. Pascha Wielkanocna is a Polish Easter dessert that is made of Polish white cheese, dried fruits, nuts and a lot of butter. The mixture is then put in a bowl and refrigerate for at least 12 hours.
This year I have decided to try it, so I asked my friend, Asia, to share her family recipe with me. So here it is beautiful and incredibly delicious Polish dessert: Pascha Wielkanocna.
Polish Easter Pascha recipe
Polish Easter Pascha – Polish White Cheese Dessert
- 1 glass white sugar
- 8 egg yolks
- 250 g butter room temperature
- 1 kg Polish curd cheese semi-fat
- almonds a handful, without skin
- walnuts a handful
- prunes a handful, diced
- raisins yellow a handful
- raisins sultans a handful
- dried apricots a handful, diced
- fresh fruits for decoration
- 1 package vanilla sugar 32 oz
Whisk sugar, butter and egg yolks until smooth. Add vanilla sugar and whisk until all ingredients are combined.
Add white cheese and mix until well combined.
Add dried fruits and nuts and mix again.
Take a medium-large bowl (or cone-shaped bowl, if you have one) and lay in it a cotton napkin, add the mixture to it and refrigerate for 12 hours.
Take the bowl out of the fridge and the cheese mixture out of the bowl with the help of a cotton napkin. The mixture should be a bit harder than before.
Decorate with fresh fruits and enjoy!