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Warm babka with chocolate and almonds: a delicious variation of traditional brioche

Warm babka with chocolate and almonds: a delicious variation of traditional brioche

Savor the irresistible charm of our warm chocolate and almond Babka, a delicious confectionery that combines the soft and chewy texture of brioche with the rich indulgence of chocolate and the crunch of almonds. This babka is perfect right out of the oven, with its gooey chocolate interior and toasted almond filling. Each slice reveals a swirl of chocolate, making it a visually stunning and deliciously satisfying treat.

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Why you'll love it:

Warm Babka with chocolate and almonds is a real treat for the senses. The process of twisting the dough not only creates beautiful layers and swirls, but also ensures that every bite is filled with the rich flavor of chocolate and nutty almonds. The exterior cooks to perfection, providing a slight crunch that contrasts wonderfully with the softness of the interior. This babka is a great choice for special occasions and everyday treats, providing a indulgent and comforting experience.

Perfect occasion:

This babka makes a stunning centerpiece for brunch or a festive addition to any breakfast spread. It is also perfect as a snack, accompanied by your favorite coffee or tea. Serve it at family gatherings or during the holidays to impress your guests with something both traditional and unique. Its decadent appearance and flavor also make it a fantastic gift for foodie friends and loved ones.

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Decorating Tips:

For an extra touch of elegance, dust the baked babka with powdered sugar or drizzle it with a simple glaze made from powdered sugar and milk or lemon juice. The almonds on top not only add a nice texture but also enhance the visual appeal of the babka. If desired, additional toasted sliced ​​almonds can be sprinkled on top right after cooking for added crunch and flavor.

Ingredients:

  • Brioche dough:
    • 250 grams of flour
    • 50 grams of sugar
    • 50 grams of unsalted butter
    • 12 grams of fresh yeast (or 5 grams of dry yeast)
    • 3 grams of salt
    • 150 grams of milk
  • Filling:
    • 150 grams of chocolate spread
    • Almond flakes, as needed

Instructions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the flour, sugar and salt. Make a well in the center and add the milk. Crumble the yeast over the milk and start kneading on low speed until the dough comes together, then increase to medium speed and knead for 8 to 10 minutes.
  2. Gradually add the butter cubes to the dough and continue to knead on low speed until the butter is fully incorporated, then on medium speed for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Cover the dough with plastic wrap, making sure it touches the dough directly, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.
  4. After cooling, roll out the dough on a floured surface, then spread it out to approximately 40×30 cm. Spread the chocolate evenly over the dough and sprinkle with almond flakes.
  5. Roll the dough into a tight log, then cut the log in half lengthwise. Refrigerate for 20 minutes if too soft to handle.
  6. Twist the two halves together, keeping the cut sides up, and place them in a greased loaf pan. Cover with a cloth and let rise for 45 minutes at room temperature.
  7. Sprinkle with additional almond flakes and bake in a preheated oven at 180°C (356°F) for about 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Let the babka cool slightly in the pan before unmolding it.

Enjoy this luxurious Chocolate Almond Babka, a perfect blend of soft brioche and rich, flavorful toppings!

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