Weekend Home: Chocolate Babka

Charis of S.A.T. gourmet home for the weekend photo of Charis and her dogs Jorge and Diego

My tasters don't get to sample dessert

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)?

Charis of S.A.T. gourmet photo of chocolate babka recipe from smitten kitchen

Chocolate Babka (for instructions, click on the smittenkitchen link below)

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.  🙂

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of kitchen aide mixer kneading dough for chocolate babka recipe

I love my Kitchen-Aid !

I still have to think about school . . .  roll out the dough, study for my Latin test.

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of rolled dough for chocolate babka recipe

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of butter and bittersweet chocolate chunks for chocolate babka recipe

My Dad will take an extra Lipitor

 

Chop up the butter and bittersweet chocolate.

I need to study for my Geometry test.

 

I love getting my hands messy:

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of crumbled butter and bittersweet chocolate for chocolate babka recipe

Crumble the butter and chocolate mix.

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of her placing butter and bittersweet chocolate crumbles on the rolled out dough

Distribute the crumbles evenly on the dough

 

 

Worry about Physics (my NEMESIS).

 

 

Roll the dough into logs, and twist:

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of babka rolls for chocolate babka cake recipe blog post

The egg wash gives the babka a nice finish

 

Arrange the logs tightly in the baking tin to keep the sides soft.

This cake smells soooooo  good while it’s baking.

Charis of S. A. T. gourmet photo of finished babka for chocolate babka cake recipe blog post

My Grandfather's favorite dessert

Charis of S A T gourmet photo of definition of word "nemesis" for chocolate babka recipe blog post

"Nemesis" AKA "physics"

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.

Charis

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