Chocolate Babka
Did you know that Babka bread was traditionally served on Easter Sunday? This sweet bread can have a variety of fillings from cinnamon to chocolate. Watch on to try baking a Chocolate Babka.
Chocolate Babka Recipe by Chef Maria Goretti

- European


- 3

Cooking Time

-20-25 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 15-17 Min


  • For Chocolate Babka: 200 gm unsalted butter
  • 150 gm castor sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • salt
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 3 tsp warm milk
  • 200 ml milk
  • 1 kg flour
  • 150 gm chocolate ganache
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  1. 1

    Procedure to make Chocolate babka: In a bowl add butter, castor sugar and whisk it.
  2. 2

    Add egg yolks, vanilla essence, salt, oil, add the mixture of yeast and warm milk, milk, flour and knead it.
  3. 3

    Cover the dough with cling film and put in the fridge to cool for 10 - 15 minutes.
  4. 4

    Roll out the dough and smear it with chocolate ganache.
  5. 5

    Roll the dough.
  6. 6

    Cut both the ends of dough.
  7. 7

    Divide the dough into three and plaid it.
  8. 8

    To the baking tin smear butter and place the babka in it and let it prove.
  9. 9

    Bake the babka in a preheated oven at 180' C for 20 - 25 minutes.
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Maria Goretti


Maria Goretti dons many hats – TV anchor, model, dancer, chef and an award-winning author. She kickstarted her career as a VJ and toured with musicians around the world, while audiences came to love her as a warm and friendly face on TV. In 2011, she pursued her passion for baking and cleared a Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at the Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay, with top honours. Soon after, she dabbled with writing and published a cookbook ‘From My Kitchen To Yours’ that was recognised as the best television chef book in English by a popular chef at the Gourmand World Cookbook in 2017. With television being one of her foremost passions, she has hosted several food shows that explore the intricacies of cooking. On Living Foodz, Maria’s show ‘I Love Cooking’ garnered high praise, and more recently ‘I Want To Bake Free’ is dedicated to those who love breads, cakes, cookies, savouries and everything else in the universe of baking.

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