HOW TO MAKE A “Pasca”*“Pasca” is a pound cake filled with cottage cheese and sour cream. *It is a traditional Romanian desert, usually done for Easter.
How do we do it?*For making “pasca” we need to make a a dough and a cheese filling.*Here is how my grandma and I did ours for this Easter
The dough -ingredients*500 g flour*150 g sugar*300 g milk*3 eggs *25 g yeast*100 g oil*a teaspoon of salt*vanilla, rum*grated lemon peel
The dough -preparation*Mix the eggs andsugar together until thesugar melts! *Put the yeast in a bowl of hot milk!
The dough - preparation*Now add both of them in a big bowl with the flour and lemonand mix them to obtain a dough!*Knead the dough forabout 20 minutes!
The dough- preparation*While kneading, add the rum, vanilla , salt and oil!*After kneading the dough,just leave it there and waitfor it to grow!
The dough- preparation ….. It should turn out like this!
The filling-ingredients*500g cheese* 300 g sugar* 3 eggs* 200 g raisin* vanilla and rum
The filling-preparation* Add the eggs, vanillaand sugar in the bowlwhere you have the cheese!* Mix them together and finally add the raisins!
Making Pasca!* Prepare a round piece of dough with a roller and put it in the oven tray!* Knit two long piecestogether and put themaround the dough in thetrey! * …..…wait……..
Making pasca!*After the dough grewa little, fill it with the cheese filling!*We made a cross on top because this is the tradition in Romania,but you feel free to decorate it as you wish!*Now put it in the oven!(around 45 minutes)