- 1.5 sticks of butter
- 2/3C Gentle Sweet
- 1 egg
- 2 1/4C Greek Yoghurt/Qwark
- 3/4C whipping/heavy cream
- 2-4T sultanas/diced apricots (if you don't mind going over to the XO'r, then don't shy away)
- 4T almond slices or slivers
- juice of 1 lemon (I also added a few drops of doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil)
- zest of 1 lemon
- 1-2t vanilla extract
- fine mesh sieve or bonus points if you have the traditional "pasha mold". (I obviously didn't!)
- muslin/cheese cloth
- Whisk together butter and Gentle Sweet.
- Add egg, yoghurt and cream. Whisk for 1 or 2 more minutes.
- Pour into a pot and turn the stove to medium LOW -do not boil!
- Heat and keep stirring until the mixture loosens up and begins to steam. Make sure you don't simmer or boil, else it will separate. This process usually takes about 5 minutes.
- Zest the lemon in and add the vanilla extract. Let the mixture cool an hour or 2.
- Add the almonds, sultanas and lemon juice.
- Line the sieve with the cheese cloth/muslin, and pour the mixture in. Cover it gently with the cloth and rest the sieve in a large bowl. Place the bowl into the fridge over night and unravel the next day.
- Flip onto a serving plate and decorate with fresh berries or more sultanas. I used dried apricots.
So this is my "little bit of Finland" during every Easter. I have let go of many traditions to save my sanity, but this is something I can easily keep and my family doesn't mind at all.
I brought this dish over to our friends today and within minutes this dessert was devoured and the plate licked, if I hadn't interfered. Ha!
Let me know what you think if you do decide to give it a go :) Oh, and some of you might notice the spelling differs from what you're used to or may disagree with the origin of Pasha... who cares! More power to you! It's a yummy dish, am I right or am I right?
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