About this recipe: Pashka is a Russian cheesecake-like dessert, made to celebrate Easter. It is made from cream cheese, cottage cheese, soured cream, butter, sugar, almonds and currants. This is a no-bake dessert, but does need to chill for at least 8 hours.
First of all, the Russian dish is called PASKHA (pas-kha), not "pashka". Secondly, it is not just a dessert eaten with bread. It is a special dish you make once a year, for Easter, and eat it with the Russian Easter cake. - 20 Jun 2009 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I don't think this recipe is quite authentic enough to be called pashka, but is pretty tasty nonetheless. Traditional pashka is a molded cheese and uses farmer's cheese and boiled egg yolks. I like to use blueberries in place of currants (traditionally raisins), and I highly recommend opting for ricotta cheese over sour cream. Throw in some freshly-grated lemon rind and a dash of rosewater and chill in miniature bundt molds overnight. Garnish the finished cheese mold with a sprig of mint and a lemon curl and serve with a dense and crusty sweetbread. Your brunch guests will sing your praises. - 19 Mar 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Pashka is traditionally served within my extended family (Mennonite background) as a bread at Easter. This recipe sounds like the pashka 'cheese' used as a spread for the sweet and thick crusted bread. I have heard the cheese is best made with 'real' cottage cheese (from local farmers) rather than that found in a local grocery store. The texture is much finer and it provides a richer taste. - 08 Jul 2002 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)