Chocolate Babka Recipe

One of my favorite bread to eat. The dark chocolate and break combination may sound weird but tastes yummy. Babka bread is a Polish Jewish bread which was originated in Poland and Ukraine. It is associated with Jewish tradition. We love to try variety of food from different regions because that is one of the many ways to know the different cultures.

Let's get into baking and let its aroma change our moods.

  • 1.5 Cups of Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 Cup of all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp Dry Yeast
  • 1/2 Cup of Lukewarm/Room temperature milk
  • 1/4 Tsp salt
  • 1/4th cup + 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 chocolate bar, max 70% dark roughly chopped
  • 1/2 chocolate bar, max 40% dark roughly chopped
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4th cup water
Method For Dough: 
  1. In a bowl mix milk, 3 tbsp sugar very well. Then, add yeast and roughly mix it  and let it rest for around 5-10 mins. After sometime you will see bubbles forming on top of it and that's the sign of yeast activating.
  2. Mix flour, sugar and salt and butter with yeast mixture and form a soft dough. Cover the dough and let it rest until its double in size.
Method for filling:
  1. Melt both chocolates and butter together until they are smooth.
  2. Roll the dough in rectangular shape. Spread the chocolate mix on top of it.
  3. Roll the dough in a log shape. Then, with the help of sharp knife, cut the log in crosswise halves.
  4. Twist those two halves with each other in order to form a spiral.
  5. Shift them to the prepared pan and let it rest until risen again to double.
  6. After dough is risen, coat bread loaf pan with parchment paper and olive oil. And preheat the oven at 375 F or 200 C.
  7. Bake it  in preheated oven for about 30-40 mins.
  8. Let it get cool before applying the glaze.
Method for Glaze:
  1. Heat water and sugar together. Keep stirring and heating until syrup gets thick.
  2. Apply once the bread loaf is cold and enjoy.