Chocolate Babka or How to make a Bad Day Better
Yesterday was not a good day in many ways. Woke up tired and headachy and the pouring rain didn't help. Nothing much to do except paperwork and then England performed abysmally in the ODI.
So ... time to make something new. As usual The Fresh Loaf is the first port of call and a trawl through the "in the news" column once again paid dividends.
This is my version of "Chocolate Babka" a bread I have not heard of before. I left out the nuts (my husband doesn't like them), added a little chopped milk chocolate and could only use 1tbs melted butter for the filling. The streusal toppping seemed odd proportions - for 1tbs butter I needed a lot more flour/sugar to make a "crumble" and have ended up with a bowl left over.
However the rest of the recipe went well and the result pleasingly sweet and moist, cheering us all up with hot tea and a cosy fire in the afternoon.
One to keep!
PS Sorry about the fuzzy image - oops!