Chocolate Babka Bread

➡️ When it comes to the origin of the traditional chocolate babka bread, the spirits are pretty inflamed because Jews, Ukrainians, Russians, and Poles claim that their recipe is authentic. And as in the myth of King Solomon who gave justice to both women who demanded his judgment, everyone is right! (see below on the page)

➡️ Nowadays, the Christian community takes over the traditional recipe, especially people from Eastern Europe, which prepare homemade chocolate babka bread for Christmas, Easter, and other holidays.

➡️ In the video below, you can learn how to make chocolate babka at home from scratch using my easy chocolate bread recipe!

➡️ ENJOY baking chocolate babka bread from scratch! 👌 Leave a comment on this topic!
Do you like chocolate babka bread? Explain briefly why!x

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Video – How to Make Chocolate Babka Bread from Scratch

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What ingredients do you need to make chocolate babka bread (2 pieces)?

Homemade Leavened Dough

1) 500-600 g/17-20 oz of sweet leavened dough (view how to make sweet leavened dough)
2) 4-8 tbsp of thick chocolate cream (you can buy in the store various chocolate cream types such as Nutella)
3) 2×50 g/2 oz of chocolate flakes
4) 1 egg

How to make the babka recipe from scratch?

Chocolate Babka Bread

1) first, prepare sweet leavened dough as described in the associated video or by using another recipe of your choice
2) divide the dough into two equal parts, then stretch each of them into sheets of about 1 cm/0.4 inches thickness and of the size of the tray you are going to use to bake chocolate babka
3) stretch about 2-4 tablespoons of chocolate cream in two strips on each dough sheet, just like in the video
4) over each babka bread sprinkle some chocolate flakes along the chocolate cream strips
5) roll filled dough sheets as tight as possible and seal their ends
6) place the sweet bread rolls into baking-paper coated rectangular pans of about 23×33 cm/9×13 inches
7) cover the pans, place them into a warmish place, and wait to leaven the dough for about 20-30 minutes
8) break the egg, beat it up with the fork, then brush chocolate babka tops all over
9) put the pans into the preheated oven at 180 C/360F and wait until the babka bread is golden brown on top (about 30-40 minutes)
10) take the pans out from the oven and wait until the chocolate cake cools to room temperature
11) take the cake out from the pan, then slice it up as desired

What is babka?

➡️ Babka is a yeast cake, traditionally baked in Eastern Europe. The most common version is a sweet babka, made with cinnamon and sugar filling. Today, it’s sometimes used as a dessert or pastry, but the original Jewish babka was savory, served as a side dish with soup or stew.
The most traditional version is a yeast-based loaf flavored with chocolate and stuffed with a sweet filling. Contemporary versions of babka are made with sweetened bread dough instead of yeast and are flavored with everything from cinnamon to chocolate.
Some versions of babka are baked in a loaf pan, while others are twisted and baked in a circular or spiral shape.

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What is the origin of babka bread?

➡️ A babka is a sweet loaf or cake made by Jewish communities in Poland, Russia, and Ukraine. It’s popular in Israel (often referred to simply as a yeast cake) and in the Jewish diaspora. Today babka is baked also by non-jewish people.

PRO Tips For The Homemade Chocolate Babka Bread Recipe

➡️ Chocolate loaf bread is for sure one of the oldest and most popular cake recipes in many countries including those from Eastern Europe. Babka is a type of sweet bread filled with various ingredients, such as chocolate, cinnamon powder, apple, sweet cheese, and more.

➡️ Babka has Jewish origins, but the recipe was adopted and adapted by other countries and especially from Eastern Europe like Ukraine, Russia, Poland, and so on. Nowadays, chocolate babka is also very popular in both the United States and Canada.

➡️ Today, the version with chocolate filling is probably the most popular babka cake. Needless to say, this type of sweet bread is very tasty with other fillings too.

➡️ In general, in Eastern Europe, babka bread was made for holidays also by Christians, especially for Christmas and Easter. However, nowadays this chocolate sweet bread is prepared more often, even without a special occasion.

➡️ The most important tip when making traditional babka is to let the dough rise sufficiently, both when you prepare it and after you have filled it and placed it in the pan. This is crucial for the loaf to be fluffy and well-raised.

➡️ Enjoy baking chocolate babka bread from scratch!

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