The Chocolate Babka is a delicious braided bread that you can easily make and enjoy in the comfort of your own kitchen!
Rich and sweet with swirls of chocolate and bits of crunchy cacao nibs, it makes for a chocolicious treat!


 

Yield

1 Big Loaf

Prep Time

45 mins

Cook Time

35 mins

Total Time

1hr & 45 minutes

Ingredients

Directions

Dough

POOLISH :

25g of APF
25g of Water
2.5g of Yeast


450g of APF
100g of Sugar
100g of Egg Yolks
100g of Milk
100 g Softener Butter
3 g of Yeast
5 g of Sea Salt
50 g of Water

 

    1. Mix all the ingredients of Poolish together and let it rise for 3 hours until you obtain a bubbly texture.
    2. Mix all the ingredients together with the poolish EXCEPT BUTTER.
    3. At low speed, mix everything together until you obtain a smooth dough.
    4. Add butter little by little.
    5. Finish to knead the dough at medium speed.
    6. Remove the dough and place the dough in the chiller and leave it overnight or at least 8 hours.
    7. Roll the dough, add the filling, shape it and let it proof for another hour.
    8. Brush it with Egg Wash and Cook it for 25-35 minutes at 160°c.
    9. Make a syrup with sugar and water.
    10. Brush the babka with it.

     

    Ganache Filling

     

    250g of 55% Dark Chocolate
    300g of Cream
    20g of Butter

     

      1. Boil the Cream, pour it on the Chocolate.
      2. Add butter.
      3. Blend it to get a smooth, silky consistency.
      4. Keep it chilled.
      5. Sprinkle some cocoa nibs on the top after spreading the Ganache on top of the Dough.
      Finishing

       

      100g of Sugar
      100g of Water
      Cacao Nibs