Friday, 9 May 2014

Chocolate and Cinnamon Babka (+playlist)

Chocolate & Cinnamon Babka


  • 600g of Plain Flour
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • Teaspoon of Vanilla
  • Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Caster Sugar
  • 200g of Softened Butter
  • 200ml of Warm Milk
  • 12g of Dry Yeast

For the FIlling

  • 75g of Butter
  • 110g of Brown Sugar
  • 30 g of Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder
  • 100g of Chocolate

For the topping

  • 210g of Icing Sugar
  • 30g of Butter
  • 2 Tblsp water


  1. Add yeast and warm milk with sugar in to the mixing bowl and leave to activate.
  2. Add Add flour and eggs and mix.
  3. Add milk little by little.
  4. Knead the  dough 10-15 min.
  5. Then knead about 5 min on the bench top adding flour if needed.
  6. Make a bowl put in to a greased bowl and leave in a warm place until double in size.
  7. Mix all the ingredients for the filling and leave a side.
  8. Punch down the dough and and roll in to a rectangle.
  9. Sprinkle the mix all over the dough and roll in to a log.
  10. Leave again to prove about 30 -40 min.
  11. Brush the top with milk
  12.  Bake on 180 about 30-40 min until the skewer inserted comes out clean and gives a hollow sound.
  13. Leave to cool down.
  14.  Mix the icing ingredients in a heat proof bowl.
  15. Put it on a simmering water and leave to melt.
  16. Pour that in to a piping bag.
  17. Cut the end and pour on to the cooled babka.
  18. Cut in to pieces after 10 min. 
  19. Serve with a hot cup of coffee.

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