This combination of cream cheese and cottage cheese with other delicious ingredients creates the most traditional of cream cheese recipes, Cheese Paska, and it’s perfect for Easter.
Lois Severson, Marlton, New Jersey, remembers her grandmother baking an Easter bread that contained raisins and had a thick ribbon of cottage cheese down the middle of the loaf. The cheese ribbon baked into a golden treat that tasted wonderful, she says.
Another type of Paska (in several Slovakian languages, the word means 'Easter') is also made for this holiday. It is made with cheese, eggs, sugar, cream, vanilla, almonds and currants. The mixture is molded and then served.
The following Cheese Paska recipe comes from Cooks.com.
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1 pound cream cheese
1 cup cream-style cottage cheese
1/4 pound butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lemon rind
1 tablespoon orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup white raisins
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup chopped glace cherries
Glace cherries, cut in half, for garnish
Combine cream cheese, cottage cheese, butter and sugar. Beat with electric mixer until smooth, approximately 20 minutes.
Add lemon and orange rind, vanilla, white raisins, walnuts and chopped cherries; mix well.
Using clean clay flowerpot with drainage hole, line pot with damp cheesecloth. Place flowerpot on rack in shallow pan and pour cheese mixture into cheesecloth. Allow mixture to drain overnight in refrigerator.
Unmold and garnish with glace cherry halves.
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