Chocolate Cinnamon Babka: BBD #26

Chocolate Cinnamon Babka: BBD #26

This month's Bread Baking Day is hosted by Jamie at Life's a Feast and we're baking special breads for her birthday party.  I decided that Chocolate Cinnamon Babka would be the perfect bread to bring to her virtual birthday party.  It's a festive and delicious bread filled with chocolate and cinnamon.

I thought I had gotten enriched breads out of my system during the Holidays, but when I saw this babka on another blog (sorry, I don't remember which one), it reminded me that I hadn't made any breads yet from Peter Reinhart's new book Artisan Breads Every Day .

Ingredients

  • 2 T (19g) instant yeast
  • 3/4 cup (170g) lukewarm milk (any kind; at about 95 degrees F.)
  • 6 T (85g) unsalted butter, melted or at room temperature
  • 6 T (85g) sugar
  • 1 tsp (7g) vanilla extract
  • 4 egg yolks (85g)
  • 3 1/3 cups (425g) unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp (7g) salt, or 1 1/2 tsp coarse kosher salt
Read the whole recipe on Bread Experience