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Pecan Babka Loaves

Pecan Babka Loaves: three loaves with detailed photos show how simple it is to make these loaves any time of the year !

Course Dessert
Cuisine European
Keyword Pecan Babka Loaves
Servings 3 loaves

Ingredients

  • Dough ingredients:

3 Tbsp warm milk, 1 tsp sugar, 1 Tbsp fresh yeast

  • 1 cup + 3 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup butter ( 1 stick + 2 tsp )
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Filling ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cup pecans, ground
  • ½ cup hot milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon to taste
  • 1 Tbsp dark rum
  • 1 Tbsp bitter cocoa powder
  • 4 Tbsp powdered sugar + extra to powder loaves before serving

Instructions

  1. In a mug, combine warm milk, sugar and fresh yeast. Leave aside.

  2. On a clean working surface, combine all purpose flour, salt, butter and egg yolks.

  3. Add milk mixture into it and knead to get a smooth dough.

  4. Leave to raise for 30 minutes.

  5. While the dough is rising, combine filling ingredients in a small pot.

  6. Knead the dough again and divide to have three equal small balls.

  7. Butter 7 x 7 inches baking dish and leave aside.

  8. Sprinkle some flour on the working surface and roll out one dough ball ( approx 10 inches wide ) just like you would do for cinnamon rolls.

  9. Using spoon, evenly spread 1/3 of filing on the dough and roll it.

  10. Place it into the baking dish.

  11. Repeat with remaining two dough balls.

  12. Preheat the oven to 180 C / 356 F.

  13. Leave loaves aside to rise for 20 minutes.

  14. Bake for 27 minutes.

  15. When baked, leave in the dish to cool.

  16. Before slicing and serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste.