It’s hard to find a good Babka in a city known more for its Pandaria’s than its Jewish bakeries.
This season we have added a rich, babka to our menu of ‘take away’ loaves in two varieties; chocolate and cinnamon.
Babka is a luscious chocolate yeast loaf common in Kosher and Russian Bakeries. Babka is Yiddish for “grandmother” and most likely takes its name from the resemblance the twists in the bread has to the pleats of a long skirt, like the ones grandmothers have worn for decades across the world.
For the holidays this year, we at The Bread Box wanted to honor the women in our lives that play a unique role: grandmothers. As small business owners, we rely heavily on grandmothers. We suspect that’s true for a lot of people in our city. Grandmothers love their grandchildren with a strength and fury unlike any other. Our children have been blessed with two devoted grandmothers. On any given day at The Bread Box, you’ll see Mamma Margie or my mother, Thuy, helping us realize our dream. If you don’t see them, there is a good chance they are caring for our son, so that we can realize our dreams. We couldn’t do it without grandmothers, and this is our Thank You.
We encourage you to find a Babka recipe you’re comfortable with and follow along. Our babka is also available for pre-order by calling 210-277-8612.
Start with your dough and roll it out
Slice it into thick strips and smear your filling (we’ve shown chocolate here)
Roll flat and slice in the middle lengthwise again
Slice into thirds widthwise
Form into your loaf pan, gently
Enjoy this beautiful bread for breakfast or dessert!
Any leftover dough and can used for muffins!