Paskha or pasha is something many people eat during Easter here in Finland regardless of their religion. We have even commercial — of course sugar-laden — versions of paskha. Originally paskha is enjoyed by Orthodox Christians on Easter and the dish originates from Russia.
Well, for some people Easter is not Easter without paskha, whereas some people cannot stand it. Finnish paskha differs from Russian paskha in the sense that Russian paskha has smooth texture and the ingredients are simpler. Actually I didn’t know this difference before I did some googling and found this recipe for Russian paskha. I adapted my own sugar-free low-carb paskha version from that recipe.
Russian paskha is seasoned with just a hint of vanilla while the Finnish version is bursting with almonds, raisins, sultanas and lemon flavor.