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Hilda's Glums Paska Spread

This recipe is from my friend Hilda. It is a cottage cheese and egg spread to put on Paska. As a young child I didn't appreciate this spread but since tasting Hilda's spread several years ago . .it became strangely addictive.

  • 1 - 500 ml container dry cottage cheese
  • 1/4 cup room temperature butter
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 small or 2 large hard boiled eggs ..roughly chopped (I make half her recipe which calls for 5 eggs)
  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin softened in 1/4 cup warm water
  1. In a small saucepan heat the whipping cream and gelatin/water together. Simmer it a few minutes until it has slightly thickened. Don't boil it hard. . just a slight simmer is what you want.
  2. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  3. In a blender or food processor combine all the ingredients.
  4. Process until it is is thoroughly combined but still has a bit of texture.
  5. Fill a plastic container and put on a lid. ( I like to use a container size that is almost too small so that the lid presses down the spread to compact it slightly. (trial by error is my motto). . or put it in a glass bowl, cover with a plate and put something a little heavy ontop to press down.
  6. Chill well .. .and spread thickly on Paska.


  1. Yep, just like I remember! This is a great old recipe for a spread!

  2. I have never tried this spread before but am going to try it this Easter with paska. It sounds like something I would like!
    Great photo!

  3. Yum! I had to go goole Paska bread. Now I want to make both.

  4. Love how you have presented it. I have never tasted this paska spread. I know it is an oldie that so many use and stick to it. I really should try it this year. Kathy (MGCC)

  5. Oh my! this is something I have to incorporate for those quickie sandwiches!it would certainly satisfy!

  6. Wonderful! I will have to wait till next week to make this but I am so looking forward to it, YUMMY! This stuff brings such fond memories with it.

  7. We make paska at Easter time, but I have never heard of paska spread. We do not have dry cottage cheese here. We were looking for some in the fall and all the grocery stores tried to sell us ricotta, but I understand that is not the same thing. Maybe one day we can try this!

  8. We make something similar for our bread at Easter and I love it!

  9. this was traditional in our home too. My Mom would put it into a nice tupperware jello mold for a pretty presentation.

  10. never heardof this, but definaitye worth a try