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Chocolate Babka

Baking a chocolate babka is no casual undertaking.

Chocolate babka. A traditional babka cake is a good recipe for special occasions. Babka is a perennial best seller at jewish bakeries in many major north american cities. Usually a babka has swirls of chocolate running throughout but another popular flavor is cinnamon. So each time ive made this its been kind of a mess.

This babka is the one that consistently generates rave reviews from all of our family for its irresistible combination of rich chocolate and other indulgent flavors and i love that we can honor my mom this mothers day by sharing her original recipe with you. A classic sweet bread its usually shaped in a twist and topped with streusel. A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the jewish communities of poland and ukraine. It is popular in israel and in the jewish diasporait is prepared with a yeast leavened dough that is rolled out and spread with a filling such as chocolate cinnamon fruit or cheese then rolled up and braided before baking.

But the results are worth every sugarcoated second with a moist deeply flavored brioche like cake wrapped around a dark fudge filling then topped with cocoa streusel crumbs. Better chocolate babka adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in jerusalem. The eastern european yeast risen coffee cake has 14 steps and takes all day to make. This best ever chocolate babka recipe from melissa weller at sadelles in new york city gets great flavor from chocolate cookie crumbs in the swirl and a swath of chocolate glaze.

A cookbook by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi. It never looks like the pictures in the books or the pretties ive seen onlineand each time its come out of the oven and been brushed with that sugar syrup it looks like i meant to do whatever i did. Not quite as sweet as a cake but definitely leaning towards dessert babka combines my two favorite food groups. Thats what cooks do try different and usually amazing combinations.

This recipe makes approximately 3 babkas in 9 loaf pans. Ill give it a whirl but. Version yet their baking book recipes have been awesome thus far. Chocolate babka seems to be having a real moment right now so i hopped on the bandwagon myself and have been experimenting with different recipes.

I havent tried the honey co. Those swirls pull apart into delectable irresistible layers. To those who consider chocolate non traditional i would love to try their real recipe. This overstuffed yeast loaf filled with two kinds of chocolate nuts and cinnamon is based on a traditional eastern european bread.

The chocolate babka recipe did look a bit intimidating at first however tasted great. Babka is a sweet buttery yeast bread.