I’ve become very enamored with Babka lately. There is something about the brioche-like texture and the sweet inside that really makes me happy but I actually do not like to stuff bread with chocolate and the cinnamon version always feels a little too dry so I decided to try a jam version and that is amazing. I can’t seem to make this without also getting jam all over the place but I’m sure that’s just a me-problem.Continue reading
These are just mini versions of babka but they’re soooooo good and using Nutella or any other hazlenut spread makes this a breeze. I added a brown sugar cinnamon topping just to bring them over the top (and make them look a little fancier).
Hazelnut Babka Rolls
This is a surprisingly easy recipe with perfect results. I’ve actually made this recipe a few times and incorrectly (!) once and it still came out just right. This bread is great on its own and not too sweet but it’s even better with some jam, butter, or even just a little cream cheese to really bring out the savory flavor of raisin.
Cinnamon Raisin Bread
A twist on classic challah for Rosh Hashanah or if you just want to impress your friends with what amounts to a very fluffy apple cake, this honey and apple challah is really good with a big cup of hot tea or coffee on a cold day. The honey gives it a nice sweetness without being overwhelming. I only used a single apple but I kind of wanted more apples in it, I might try using apple butter instead of regular butter for extra apple goodness next time.
Honey and Apple Challah
In case you’re unfamiliar babka is a sweet, yeasted cake that looks quite like a bread. It’s rolled and twisted so you might get a cinnamon roll vibe from it but it’s also a delicious food with a look that is pretty much guaranteed to impress with very little effort. This one is chocolate and chopped almonds but you can fill them with a near infinite combination of things for your own fun twist.
Despite it being January if you still have some strawberries frozen from the summer this is a beautiful and deliciously tempting dish. I used frozen strawberries to make the filling but I didn’t thicken it up enough and when I went to roll I lost some of it out the side so make sure that your filling is very very firm and cool before you go to roll.
Strawberry Rolls with Lime Glaze
Sufganiyot are basically the Jewish equivalent of doughnuts usually made during Hanukkah (to celebrate the use of oil for the holiday). This recipe makes a plentiful amount of tasty ones which I think filled with jam and put powdered sugar on top. It’s a recipe too good to be saved for just one time of the year.
Despite the picture I actually could have cooked these for another 10 minutes to get a better texture (they were more cake than scone) but they were so delicious that I didn’t mind at all. Next time I will use the suggested topping with the cream and sugar but I left it off originally because it seemed like it would be too sweet. These are perfect for a quick morning breakfast.
These are the perfect sweet treat and the mini muffin size means they take a pleasing 2-3 bites to finish off. These are perfect just the way they are or with a dollop of whipped cream, cream cheese frosting, or buttercream frosting on top. They combine the delicious taste of a chocolate chip cookie with the fluffiness of a muffin.
Mini Chocolate Chip Cookie Muffins
I love cinnamon rolls plain but you can frost these babies too. I used a basic butter butter cream but you can frost with cream cheese if you’re feeling that instead. This is a great recipe which actually takes about 15 active minutes of doing anything, it’s a lot of waiting but of course when you come out with soft, gooey cinnamon rolls it’s worth the wait!