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Paskha - an Old Russian Easter Tradition

Estimated Nutritional Profile
Nutrient Quantity
Protein (g)286.8642
Energy (kCal)3849.2637
Carbohydrates (g)414.8733
Total fats (g)102.289
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    Utensils Used
    | 1. Drain farmer's cheese of all moisture by placing cheesecloth in colander and weighting down with bricks or other heavy items. Drain overnight in refrigerator. | 2. Beat butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar until creamy. | 3. Whip 1/2 cup sugar with the 5 egg yolks until white. | 4. Add the insides of 2 vanilla beans to the egg yolk. (cut in half and scrape inside out.) Chop the outside of 1 vanilla bean as finely as possible and add to egg yolk mixture. | 5. Mix the butter-sugar mixture and the yolk mixture together. Add cheese and mix thoroughly. | 6. Whip the whipping cream until firm and fold into above. | 7. Line container of choice (wooden mold, clay flower pots or kitchen colander with damped cheesecloth. | 8. Fill mold with cheese mixture, wrapping excess cloth over top. Make sure to place plate to catch drips underneath mold. | 9. Refrigerate at least 6 days before you unmold the Paskha (I have never waited this long -- ) Paskha should be firm to touch in order to hold the shape well. | 10. Turn mold upside down onto decorative plate and gently pull the cheesecloth off. | 11. Decorate with candied fruits, nuts, raisins or any other edible item you choose. Traditional decorations includes Christian symbols such as crosses, etc. This dish is only served during the Easter season in Russia. | ---------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Estimated Nutritional Profile for Ingredients
    Ingredient Name Quantity Unit State Energy (kcal) Carbohydrates Protein (g) Total Lipid (Fat) (g)
    farmer cheese 3 lbs 1210.4027 0.0 269.2806 6.8
    butter 1 1/2 unsalted softened 152.721 0.0128 0.18100000000000002 17.2764
    whipping cream 1 1/2 1/2 525.6 5.327999999999999 3.906 55.638000000000005
    vanilla bean 2 tablespoons 74.88 3.2889999999999997 0.0156 0.0156
    sugar 2 cups 1611.96 403.19199999999995 0.0 0.0
    egg yolk 5 273.7 3.0515 13.481 22.559

    - Means that suitable USDA nutrition profile could not be mapped for this ingredient-unit combination.

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