Total TimePrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min. + cooling
Makes2 loaves (16 slices each)
This was such a delicious bread and was not that hard to make. The family loved it and did not last long! Would highly siggest keeping this recipe handy.
The family loved it. I made one for a neighbor and one for us. It was moist and delicious.
I'm in the middle of making this so I'm not rating it yet. Someone asked how much cinnamon since the video shows it but the posted recipe doesn't say. This article about making it shows the cinnamon as 1/2 tsp. https://preprod.tasteofhome.com/article/how-to-make-babka/
This sounds wonderful and I'm printing it off to do as soon as possible. I just wanted to add the definition of Babka, which this recipe definitely is : Babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the Jewish communities of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It is popular in Israel and elsewhere in the Jewish diaspora. It 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. I'm not Jewish, but am Polish-Lithuanian, and grew up eating Babka. Yum!!
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Lisa used cinnamon in the video, but nowhere in the recipe (either on-line or the magazine) does cinnamon appear. Any idea of the amount of cinnamon used?
The chocolate babka recipe did look a bit intimidating at first, however tasted great. Just wanted to say that there are many different fillings that can be used. That’s what cooks do, try different and usually amazing combinations. To those who consider chocolate non traditional, I would love to try their REAL recipe. Only if they are up to judgement that is.
This was a fun recipe to make, even though I didn't have a mixer. It was very pretty and tasted amazing! My Polish neighbor made it more like a coffee cake, but my Jewish friend makes dozens of variations of the twisted loaves, but generally chocolate and cinnamon. I think I might have to make it again tomorrow!
Looks like the way she makes it in the video is different from the written instructions e.g. the filling is made in a saucepan in the video but the written recipe mentions a microwave. Why make a video tht is different from the written recipe?
This is good, but it is NOT babka. Babka is cinnamon, raisins (optional), crumbs in a coffee cake yeast dough. This sounds more like a chocolate brioche, and is definitely not authentic. Please post a recipe for real babka!