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.
Chocolate babka. Better chocolate babka adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in jerusalem. 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. This recipe makes approximately 3 babkas in 9 loaf pans. This chocolate babka recipe has a rich chocolate filling and is always homey warm and comforting.
Ill give it a whirl but. Those swirls pull apart into delectable irresistible layers. I havent tried the honey co. Thats what cooks do try different and usually amazing combinations.
A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the jewish communities of poland and ukraine. Babka is a sweet buttery yeast bread. Just wanted to say that there are many different fillings that can be used. 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.
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 overstuffed yeast loaf filled with two kinds of chocolate nuts and cinnamon is based on a traditional eastern european bread. Not quite as sweet as a cake but definitely leaning towards dessert babka combines my two favorite food groups. The chocolate babka recipe did look a bit intimidating at first however tasted great.
But i have to admit i just cant get super excited by the results. Version yet their baking book recipes have been awesome thus far. So each time ive made this its been kind of a mess. To those who consider chocolate non traditional i would love to try their real recipe.
Babka is a perennial best seller at jewish bakeries in many major north american cities. Baking a chocolate babka is no casual undertaking. A traditional babka cake is a good recipe for special occasions. Usually a babka has swirls of chocolate running throughout but another popular flavor is cinnamon.
A classic sweet bread its usually shaped in a twist and topped with streusel. A cookbook by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi.