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WHAT'S COOKING: CHOCOLATE BABKA

Chocolate babka: nutella, nuts, dough.

All the best in one!

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Take the usual yeast dough. Prepare the filling. We fill the layer of dough, wrap it in a tube, cut it in length and plait the braid. We put it in a long rectangular shape for cupcakes. We leave it for a short while, and then bake. Everything is easier than it seems. And now to the technical part.

For 1 babka:

  • 2 cups of flour;
  • 1/2 cup of milk;
  • 10 gr. dry yeast;
  • 50 gr. butter;
  • 1 egg;
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar (preferably brown);
  • 1 teaspoon of salt;
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
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Filling:

 

  • 200 gr. nutella;
  • 100 gr. almonds and hazelnuts.

Syrup:

 

  • 2 tablespoons of sugar;
  • 4 tablespoons water.

First, we make the usual dough. In the bowl of the mixer, pour warm milk, creamy melted butter, yeast and sugar. Leave it for 5 minutes. Add 1 egg, flour and salt. We need a couple of minutes, round and put in a bowl for an hour, so that the dough rises.

 

For the filling, fry a little nuts and chop with a knife or blender.

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As soon as the dough approaches, use a rolling pin to roll it into a square layer, grease the nutella along the entire perimeter and sprinkle with nuts. Wrap in a tube and cut through the entire length. Weave the pigtail and put it in a greased form. Cover with a film and leave for an hour or an hour and a half in a warm place.

After an hour and a half, put the babka in a stove heated up to 180 degrees for 30-40 minutes. We wait until the dough is baked and not increased.

Syrup water is not necessary, but the final brilliant result looks very nice. You can make a normal syrup in a Turkish or in a small saucepan until the sugar and water reach the caramel color. After the babka is baked, pour the surface with syrup.

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Bon Appetit!!

 

Text and photo: Hajar Aliyeva