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Chocolate Babka

Version yet their baking book recipes have been awesome thus far.

Chocolate babka. Thats what cooks do try different and usually amazing combinations. Babka is a sweet buttery yeast bread. The eastern european yeast risen coffee cake has 14 steps and takes all day to make. Usually a babka has swirls of chocolate running throughout but another popular flavor is cinnamon.

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. 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. So each time ive made this its been kind of a mess. Baking a chocolate babka is no casual undertaking.

A traditional babka cake is a good recipe for special occasions. A cookbook by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi. This chocolate babka recipe has a rich chocolate filling and is always homey warm and comforting. Those swirls pull apart into delectable irresistible layers.

Not quite as sweet as a cake but definitely leaning towards dessert babka combines my two favorite food groups. This recipe makes approximately 3 babkas in 9 loaf pans. Just wanted to say that there are many different fillings that can be used. 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.

But i have to admit i just cant get super excited by the results. Better chocolate babka adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in jerusalem. 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. This overstuffed yeast loaf filled with two kinds of chocolate nuts and cinnamon is based on a traditional eastern european bread.

Babka is a perennial best seller at jewish bakeries in many major north american cities. A classic sweet bread its usually shaped in a twist and topped with streusel. I havent tried the honey co. 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.

Ill give it a whirl but. 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.