Pasca cu Branza is a traditional Easter dessert that is specific to the north-eastern part of the country (in Moldavia). It can be simple, with jagged margins, or it can have dough braided edges. Sometimes a cross-shaped braid is placed in the middle, representing the crucifixion of Jesus. People usually take some Pasca, dyed eggs and cooked lamb to the church, where the food is sanctified by the priests. On the Easter day everyone eats some sanctified food before serving any of the other dishes.
I must say that I’m a bit newbie at this since it’s my first time baking Pasca. I used to live in the southern part of the country where Pasca is not as famous but, where there is no Easter without the Sweet Bread ‘Cozonac’ :) . My braided edge on the baked Pasca doesn’t look perfect but you can find more details below on why this happened and how you can fix it . Here’s a better looking Pasca. [Read more...]