Paskha Cheese Recipe

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Paskha Cheese
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  1. Heat brandy with raisins in a small saucepan over low heat until warm, then remove from heat and let steep until raisins are softened, about 15 minutes.
  2. Force cheese and yolks through a potato ricer or a medium-mesh sieve into a bowl.
  3. Beat together butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer at medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cheese mixture, sour cream, vanilla, and salt and beat until just combined. Beat cream in a bowl with cleaned beaters until it holds soft peaks. Fold whipped cream and raisins with any remaining brandy into cheese mixture gently but thoroughly.
  4. Line mold (or flowerpot) with a single layer of cheesecloth, leaving a 2- to 3-inch overhang on all sides. Spoon cheese mixture into mold, then fold ends of cheesecloth over top. Put lid on cheesecloth, then put weights on lid (or on foil and small plate if using flowerpot). Chill mold on a large plate (to catch drips) at least 24 hours.
  5. Remove lid from mold and open cheesecloth. Invert a serving plate over top of mold and invert mold onto plate. Unlock hinges and open mold, removing cheesecloth. Loosely cover cheese with plastic wrap and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
  6. *Available at some supermarkets, many cheese shops, and Murray's cheese shop (888-692-4339).
  7. **We got our mold from Toroney's Custom Woodwork and Church Supply (610-942-3506).
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 576.42 Kcal (2413 kJ)
Calories from fat 385.05 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 42.78g 66%
Cholesterol 143.25mg 48%
Sodium 613.86mg 26%
Potassium 183.14mg 4%
Total Carbs 26.15g 9%
Sugars 21.02g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.57g 2%
Protein 22.16g 44%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Vitamin A 1.1mg 38%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 122.8mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 302.79 Kcal (1268 kJ)
Calories from fat 202.26 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22.47g 66%
Cholesterol 75.25mg 48%
Sodium 322.45mg 26%
Potassium 96.2mg 4%
Total Carbs 13.73g 9%
Sugars 11.04g 84%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 2%
Protein 11.64g 44%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Vitamin A 0.6mg 38%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 64.5mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15
  • 16

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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