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The ultimate babka recipe! From "Fresh & Easy Kosher Cooking".






  • SERVING/YIELD
    3 Bobkas


  • PREP TIME









  • COOK TIME









  • LEVEL

    Medium



  • BLESSING
    Mezonos


  • RECIPE
    #512















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INGREDIENTS













  • 2 oz fresh yeast (or 6¾ tsp dry yeast)










  • ½ cup warm water










  • 6½ cup flour










  • ½ cup sugar










  • 12 oz margarine (3sticks)










  • ½ cup warm orange juice










  • 4 eggs










  • - pinch salt










  • - Filing:










  • 2 cup sugar










  • ½ cup confectioners sugar










  • 1 cup sifted cocoa










  • 2 Tbsp coffee granules










  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar










  • - Topping:










  • 4 oz margarine (1stick)










  • ½ cup sugar










  • 1½ cup flour










  • 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar










  • - To assemble:










  • - oil for smearing










  • 1 egg, beaten for egg wash










  1. Dough: Dissolve the yeast in the water with a drop of the sugar. After it has completely dissolved, combine with the remaining ingredients in the mixer bowl. Mix well with a dough hook to obtain a smooth dough. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.



  2. Filling: Mix all ingredients and mix well.



  3. Topping: Mix by hand to form crumbs.



  4. To assemble:
    Preheat oven to 350F




  5. Grease 3 loaf pan. Divide dough into 3 parts. Work with one section at time.



  6. Roll the dough to double the length of the pan (about the size of a cookie sheet) and smear with oil. Smear 1/3 of the chocolate filling over the dough. Roll up jelly roll style and pinch the ends closed. Fold the roll in half and twist 3 times. Transfer to loaf pan.



  7. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle the streusel over the entire roll. Repeat with the remaining two parts of dough.



  8. Bake for 1 hour.















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REVIEWS

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Average user rating from: 4 user(s)

Rating:
 
4.8   (4)
 
 

Easy, and delicious.

Rating:
 
5.0
Reviewed by cg_gunswife
March 07, 2012
 

I have always been intimidated by making babka. However, this recipe was easy. Turned out great. I don't know if it is my oven - but they were definitely done at 50 minutes (probably could have taken them out a few minutes earlier). After cooling them, I sliced open one loaf to make sure all was well. It looked and smelled heavenly. The kids declared it delicious, and a smashing success.

 
Rating:
 
4.0
Reviewed by smartcookie
February 26, 2012
 

Made these today. Smooth dough, great to work with.

 

Yummy and quite easy. Might never buy babka again.

Rating:
 
5.0
Reviewed by lisamichal
November 18, 2011
 

Friday night dessert and perfect with coffee on Shabbat morning.

Notes:
1. I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa for extra decadence.
2. Didn't bother measuring the flour. Just added it until I got a nice bread consistency (with kneading).
3. Had a lot of topping left over, and it doesn't add much to the overall effect. Next time I might skip it entirely and drizzle a vanilla glaze on top, instead.
4. Over cooked it a little bit, but I was afraid of under-cooking.
5. "coffee" means instant coffee granules.
6. Made 1 loaf and filled a round pan with the rest, for one big babka. I would like to experiment with making a "pull-apart" version, next time, slicing the rolls and arranging them in the pan.

 

Our new family favorite

Rating:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Diet
June 26, 2011
 

A huge hit in our family. I serve one and freeze the other two for other times. Thanks !

 
 
 
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