This chocolate babka recipe has a rich chocolate filling and is always homey warm and comforting.
Chocolate babka. Usually a babka has swirls of chocolate running throughout but another popular flavor is cinnamon. A babka is a sweet braided bread or cake which originated in the jewish communities of poland and ukraine. This overstuffed yeast loaf filled with two kinds of chocolate nuts and cinnamon is based on a traditional eastern european bread. A classic sweet bread its usually shaped in a twist and topped with streusel.
Babka is a sweet buttery yeast bread. Thats what cooks do try different and usually amazing combinations. This recipe makes approximately 3 babkas in 9 loaf pans. To those who consider chocolate non traditional i would love to try their real recipe.
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. Version yet their baking book recipes have been awesome thus far. Baking a chocolate babka is no casual undertaking.
But i have to admit i just cant get super excited by the results. The eastern european yeast risen coffee cake has 14 steps and takes all day to make. 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.
Ill give it a whirl but. I havent tried the honey co. So each time ive made this its been kind of a mess. Just wanted to say that there are many different fillings that can be used.
Those swirls pull apart into delectable irresistible layers. 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. Babka is a perennial best seller at jewish bakeries in many major north american cities. The chocolate babka recipe did look a bit intimidating at first however tasted great.
A cookbook by yotam ottolenghi and sami tamimi. A traditional babka cake is a good recipe for special occasions.