Chocolate Babka By Vedanti Shinde

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Chocolate Babka

A traditional Jewish dessert with a modern touch. Pretty for the eyes, delicious for the tongue and hearty for the soul.
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Serves

8 Servings

Cooking Time

5-6 hours

Meal Type

DESSERT

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cup wheat flour
  • 2 tsp yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1.5 cup chocolate
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg wash

PREPARATION

  1. 1

    Combine the yeast in warm milk and let it rest for 5 minutes.
  2. 2

    For the dough, combine the egg, vanilla, 1/4 cup sugar and honey and whisk to combine.
  3. 3

    Add in the yeast-milk mixture, flour and 1/4 cup butter till its fully combined.
  4. 4

    Knead the dough until smooth and cover it with a cloth. Let it rest in room temperature for 4-5 hours or till it's doubled in size.
  5. 5

    For the chocolate sauce, in a bowl, add chocolate, 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa powder, cinnamon and microwave for 2 minutes. Stir to combine and set aside.
  6. 6

    Once the dough has doubled, divide it into two halves and roll both the halves into rectangles.
  7. 7

    Spread the sauce onto the rectangles and gently roll the dough up.
  8. 8

    Then, use a knife to cut the rolls vertically making sure the seam is side down. This will give you four pieces.
  9. 9

    Take three pieces and make a braid out of it and then join it's ends such that it takes a circular shape. Take the fourth piece and lay it as a boundary for the circle. Tuck in the excess pieces of dough under the bread.
  10. 10

    Transfer the bread into a pre-greased baking pan and brush with egg wash.
  11. 11

    Bake for 35 minutes until lightly browned and cooked through.
  12. 12

    Enjoy! .
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