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    Default Babke recipe wanted

    Hoping someone can help me out, I LOVE this stuff and have no idea how to make it.



    If anyone has a recipe they can share it'd be great!

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    Sorry Rachael - I don't even know what it is!
    I love Milo's ticker photo!

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    Courtesy of Google.
    You'll have to convert the temperatures, though.


    Ingredients:
    1 cup milk
    5 tablespoons butter or margarine, plus extra for greasing
    1/4 cup lukewarm water
    1 package dry yeast
    6 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon salt
    5 to 6 cups unbleached white flour
    1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
    1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans


    Directions:
    Put milk in a small saucepan and heat it to just the point where it is about to boil. Remove from heat. Add 5 tablespoons butter or margarine. Put aside to cool. (You can put it in the fridge to cool for 10 minutes.)

    Generously grease the bottom, middle, and sides of a standard sized tube or bundt pan.

    Put the water in a large bowl and sprinkle in the yeast. When the milk mixture has cooled to wrist temperature (important--no hotter!), add it to the yeast, along with the salt and sugar.

    Add the flour, one cup at a time, beating after each addition, with a wooden spoon at first, and with your hand with it gets harder to do.

    When all the flour is mixed in, turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead for 5 to ten mintues. Add a little flour if necessary, to keep the dough from getting too sticky to handle.

    Clean the bowl; grease it well. Add the kneaded dough, and oil or butter the top. Put it in a warm place to rise until doubled. (2 hours)

    Put the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender, and grind them til they resemble coarse meal. Transfer to a small bowl and combine with the unsweetened cocoa.

    Put 1/3 cup of this mixture and sprinkle it into the bottom of the greased pan, distributing it as evenly as possible. Sprinkle in the chopped nuts.

    After the dough doubles in bulk, punch it down and return it to the floured surface. Knead another 5 or 10 minutes.

    Use a rolling pin to roll the dough into a large oval, about 9 to 10 inches wide at the middle, and 16 to 17 inches long. (Press the dough down as you roll.)

    Sprinkle the rest of the chocolate filling as evenly as possible over the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch rim around the outer edge. Roll it up tightly along the long edge, pinching the edges to seal them.

    Lift the babka carefully and ease it into the pan, making as even a circle as possible. Pat it firmly into place, and then seal the two ends together with a little water and a good pinch.

    If you want to bake the babka the same day, let it rise at room temperature for 45 minutes. If you want to bake it a day or two later, wrap it airtight in a plastic bag, and refrigerate until baking time. (It will rise enough in the fridge; and can go directly from the fridge to the hot oven.)

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Bake 45 to 50 mintutes, or until it gives off a hollow sound when thumped.

    Remove babka from the pan and invert onto a plate; the chocolate nut coating is thus on top. Try to wait 30 minutes before eating it.

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    Thanks Natalie! I don't know how I will manage to wait the 30 minutes though!

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    Hey Rach - i've never made babke, but eaten a lot of it *yum* ..now i have babke cravings - thanks

    Anyway, i look up in my kosher recipe books for a good recipe, failing that i'll call the best cook i've ever met (she teaches home ec. and makes the nicest food... good thing she is very close family friends with DH family - we get invited all the time.. and she makes me food when i've had a baby!) - she will eb sure that have a great recipe!

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    Thanks Yael, i was hoping you would reply. I figured you would have connections

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    Is this like the chocolate and cinnamon babke that Jerry Seinfeld went to buy on 'Seinfeld'. Went to NY last year and couldn't find any babka's! Did have a few of the white and black cookies, they were soooo good.

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