Saturday, December 22, 2007

chocolate babka

I first learned about chocolate babka from Kathy. Since there was no way of getting any in Japan (or not to my knowledge anyway), I decided to look for a recipe. I scribbled down a recipe but forgot to note where I found it. (Sorry!)

Chocolate Babka adapted from somewhere on the internet
Makes 1 loaf

1-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon dry yeast
2-1/4 tablespoon sugar
15g egg
1/2 cup water
20g butter

2 handfuls chocolate chips
1/8 cup sugar
20 grinds cinnamon
20g butter

Streusel topping:
1/8 cup flour
1/8 cup sugar
20 grinds cinnamon
10g butter
1/2 teaspoon dutch cocoa
1 handful of pecans, chopped

egg wash

Prepare dough and let rest for 50-60 minutes.
Roll out and add the filling and roll up like a swiss roll/jelly roll.
Let rest for another 40 minutes.
Brush with the egg wash and sprinkle the streusel topping.
Bake at 180C (350F) for 30 minutes.

NOTES: This dough was really sticky, so sticky that I couldn't roll it out and roll in the filling. This bread came out really fluffy and light, so much so that when I cut into it, it collapsed making it hard to cut. I think the next time I make this, I'll try it with cocoa instead of the chips, while the chocolate was oozy when it came out of the oven, I think this added to the bread collapsing. Still, it was really delicious.



JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Babka is so yummy! I used to work at a doctors office and we were all addicted to coffee - his wife used to bring in Babka flavored coffee which was so good.

K & S said...

ooh babka with coffee in it sounds delicious, Jenndz!

Take care.

tamakikat said...

How about a little cocoa & chips?

Brilynn said...

I've never had, or made babka, but this looks fantastic!

K & S said...

ooh a little of both sounds great, Tamakikat!

Thanks Brilynn!

Take care you two.

Jann said...

I have not eaten this before-maybe I should!

K & S said...

I hope you get a chance to try babka, Jann!

Take care.