After being at school for a month, I was ready to come home for a short time to see my family and wind down. We were lucky to be able to celebrate our high holiday, Yom Kippur, together. I’m always excited to be in the kitchen and do some cooking. What better way to honor our new year and my Polish heritage than with a buttery babka (a cake with swirls of delicious chocolate and cinnamon)?
I was looking up recipes on line, came across this fantastic website, Smitten Kitchen, and decided to make the babka recipe. Sorry, Deb Perelman (the smitten kitchen blogger), but I changed it a little bit. 🙂
I still have to think about school . . . roll out the dough, study for my Latin test.
Chop up the butter and bittersweet chocolate.
I need to study for my Geometry test.
I love getting my hands messy:
Worry about Physics (my NEMESIS).
Roll the dough into logs, and twist:
Arrange the logs tightly in the baking tin to keep the sides soft.
This cake smells soooooo good while it’s baking.
It was great being home in my kitchen, but it’s time to get back to school. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we did.