Wonderful Festive Babka | jernejkitchen
Wonderful
Festive Babka
Soft, delicious and easy to make
makes
1
0
babka (12x24 cm / 5 x 9 inch)
preparation time:
2
0
hours

In our family it's a tradition to eat Potica every holiday. But since my mom is a master in baking Potica we wanted to create something on our own. Equally delicious but different. So for about five holidays now, we have been baking fruity babkas. We usually make babkas with apples or pears, festive spices, candied fruit and sometimes we also add chocolate and/or raisins. Delicious. The dough is a classic yeasted dough - soft, delicious and easy to make. The filling is full of delicious spices like cinnamon, allspice and cloves + the apples and candied orange add a wonderful fruity note. Also, it smells SO GOOD - impossible to resist. Perfect for any holiday or winter indulgence. In collaboration with Fala kvas.

INGREDIENTS
makes
1
0
babka (12x24 cm / 5 x 9 inch)
preparation time:
2
0
hours
babka
fruity filling
METHOD
yeast
    In a large bowl (or in a bowl of a stand mixer) combine fresh yeast, sugar and lukewarm milk (it shouldn't have more than 37 °C / 100 °F). Lightly stir them together and let rest for 10 minutes to activate.
knead
    Place the bowl onto the stand mixer, attached with the dough hook, and add in flour, egg and a pinch of salt. On low speed, mix for about 5 minutes (if you will be kneading by hand, knead for about 10 minutes). Then gradually add in the soft butter and continue to mix for about 5 minutes.
First proofing
    Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or kitchen towel and let rise at room temperature, for about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size.
filling
    While the dough is resting, prepare the filling. Peel, core, and cut the apples into 1x1 cm (0.4 x 0.4 inch) sized cubes. Melt the butter. In a bowl stir to combine together apples, melted butter, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, allspice, breadcrumbs and sugar.

TIP

You can also add cardamom.
Second proofing
    Line a 12x24 cm / 5 x 9 inch loaf pan with parchment paper. Sprinkle a work surface with flour and scrape the dough on top. Using a floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to a rectangle 0,5 cm / 0.2 inch thick. Evenly spread the filling over the dough, leaving about 2 cm / 1 inch border on all sides. Gently roll the dough into a log. Once rolled, pinch the edges of the dough together to seal. Place the log in the loaf pan, cover with plastic wrap or kitchen towel and let rise at room temperature, for about 1 hour or until dough has doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 190 °C / 375 °F.
Bake
    Gently brush the babka with egg wash. Place in the oven and bake for about 30 minutes at 190 °C / 375 °F. Remove from oven and let cool, on cooling rack, for 10 - 15 minutes. Enjoy.

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