This was the most delicious bread I tasted after my Milk bread, I am not a chocolate person, people don’t believe and my kids think I am weird because I don’t get tempted by chocolates!!, The only time I get tempted for eating something sweet when I get my sweet cravings!!, The sweet I get here to eat immediately is chocolate and the only chocolate I feel like eating is snickers, as it has got some nuts in it!!, As I am nuts over all the nuts in the world!!, I love nuts in Ice creams, cakes, sweets, chocolates etc., etc.,.
Coming back to the recipe and stopping me, talking nuts!!, This Bread I got it from collection of books, but there was no recipe in it!!, howzthat?, I was quite upset, I wanted to try this out and wanted to send it Jamie’s Bread and chocolate event, for her Monthly mingle started by Meeta, of what’s for Lunch Honey. I started Googling for this recipe, I went through so many recipes but I got attracted to this when I stumbled across this blog, Two Fat Alas, started by Alana and Alex!!, they have a lovely blog, must see space!!, Of course needless to say, the recipe I just adopted from their blog, was really good and girls we all loved it!!, many thanks to the recipe.
Babka, is said to be basically a sweet yeast bread (cake ?), I just couldn’t understand, but this yeast bread is said to be from the border of Russia, somewhere from poland (minsk) I think, but, from where ever its origin is, it is absolutely a wonderful bread.
Alanna, says that when she had this bread first time, she got sick, then she says, it might be something else too!!, Because she says when she tried it again she was fine, when I was reading it, I thought she might have had felt might be because of too much of cinnamon powder in it, As we all Indians know when we use cinnamon we use it in very little quantities, for a lovely aroma, and a taste to the dish, So, thinking about this the only change I made to this recipe was I used just 2 tbsps, that is 1 tbsp for each loaf of Bread, That smell of cinnamon was completely filled the house, and I should say, even though I am not a bread person, I couldn’t resist and kept eating it, and my kids loved it!!.
As always I couldn’t get a good photo of this bread, My kids clicked the one whole loaf and the other sliced!!
CHOCOLATE BABKA BREAD
3/4 th Cup Warm Milk
1/2 Cup sugar + 2 extra tsp
3 tsp active dried yeast
3 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Egg yolk
1 tsp Vanilla
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 sticks Unsalted butter