One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rich Russian dessert made with soft cheese, dried fruit, nuts, and spices, and traditionally eaten at Easter.
- ‘In Russia paskha, an enriched mixture of curd cheese, spices, nuts, dried fruit, and sugar, is traditionally eaten at Easter.’
- ‘In Russia, for example, the traditional Easter foods are a nut and fruit filled yeast cake called kulich and an accompanying sweet cheese spread called paskha.’
- ‘When made from homemade cottage cheese, pashka is at its best.’
- ‘Next to the cake was the paskha, carefully moulded in a triangular shape and also inscribed with the letters ‘XB’.’
- ‘The paskha is traditionally made in a special wooden pyramid-shaped mould (although a terracotta flowerpot can just as easily be used) and then decorated with dried fruit and nuts once it comes out of the mould.’
Russian, literally ‘Easter’.
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