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Chocolate babka done Krantz style

Skibum's picture

Chocolate babka done Krantz style

I again used my YW/ SSD levains to make a pulla dough. Having chocolate butter cream and cinnamon sugar ITJB, sliced almonds and chopped hazelnuts on hand, I rolled the dough out as a babka. The Kranz variation as I Googled, involves cutting the rolled up babka in two and twisting the stands together. Then I folded it into a loaf pan. Oh my!

Happy baking, Brian 


dabrownman's picture

take over your life and make you fat.... and the reason is simple looks and tastes too good!  I say the main reason that folks are fat is that pizza, donuts, hamburgers, fries, beer  and all deserts taste too good- just like this babka.  Looks great Ski - that Krantz person was on to something.

Happy baking Ski

Skibum's picture

. . . Goggled Krantz cake after seeing a lovely one on this site. Despite the babka and orange chiffon caked iced with chocolate and my new love of poutine, I am not gaining weight. Friday was dki day 67 for the season, to that is helping . . . 

Happy baking, Ski

isand66's picture

Another evil creation!  Your babka is going to be taking over the world soon enough!

Looks so tempting...I would eat the whole thing for lunch!


Skibum's picture

Just a chocolate, almond hazelnut delight! i wish i could beam you over a slice or ten! Still working on that project. ;-)

golgi70's picture

That looks more like babka I'm used to seeing.  It should be a competition of filling to dough and you got it where you can't tell which there is more of.  Look what I've done.  Sorry Ski.  Babka is like a drug.  


Skibum's picture

. . . you have pointed me in another yummy direction. It is wonderful when you can both enjoy the process of making a tasty loaf and then enjoy eating it. I quite like Peter Reinhart's ending quote from the back of ITJB, " . . .that bread is more than just bread." Rugelach is up next. thanks for the tip and happy baking. Brian

emkay's picture

Nice bake! I'm currently obsessed with Krantz / babka. I tried to stop thinking about it, but after seeing yours I had to make another one.