A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the jewish communities of poland and ukraine.
Chocolate babka. 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. Those swirls pull apart into delectable irresistible layers. Just wanted to say that there are many different fillings that can be used.
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. So each time ive made this its been kind of a mess. The chocolate babka recipe did look a bit intimidating at first however tasted great. 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.
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. This overstuffed yeast loaf filled with two kinds of chocolate nuts and cinnamon is based on a traditional eastern european bread. Thats what cooks do try different and usually amazing combinations. A traditional babka cake is a good recipe for special occasions.
But i have to admit i just cant get super excited by the results. Babka is a sweet buttery yeast bread. Baking a chocolate babka is no casual undertaking. Version yet their baking book recipes have been awesome thus far.
To those who consider chocolate non traditional i would love to try their real recipe. 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. A cookbook by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi. This chocolate babka recipe has a rich chocolate filling and is always homey warm and comforting.
The eastern european yeast risen coffee cake has 14 steps and takes all day to make. Ill give it a whirl but. I havent tried the honey co. 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. Better chocolate babka adapted from the chocolate krantz cakes in jerusalem.