Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chocolate babka Muffins

I recently joined in Baking Partners group .This is a small group of home baker friends joined to learn the techniques of baking and to try out new baking recipes. Every month 16th will share a new recipe; every blogger should blog about that on 15thof every month. This is my first month posting recipe for Baking Partners group. Suggested 2 recipes for this month one is carrot cake and another one is this chocolate babka muffin.I selected this delicious babka since it has chocolate in it Even though I got the recipe on earlier, I prepared today only.These babkas very soft and delicious.I really enjoyed this challenge.

For Dough
Whole Milk                       1/2 cup
Sugar                                 1/4 cup
Instant yeast                      2 tsp
Egg                                   1 no
All purpose Flour            2 Cups
Salt                                 1/2 tsp
Butter                            3 tbsp

Chocolate chips             ¾ cup
Brown Sugar                 ¼ cup
Cinnamon                     1 tsp
Butter                           3 tbsp @room temperature

For The Dough:

 In a large bowl, mix together milk, sugar and yeast. Add egg and beat well.
Now add salt and flour and form slightly sticky dough. Add butter and knead well into a elastic dough.
Butter a large bowl, keep the dough inside and cover with wet kitchen towel. Set it aside until it doubles in volume for 1-2 hour.

For The Filling:

In a blender, chop the chocolate pieces into a coarse mixer. (I used chocolate chips) .Add brown sugar, cinnamon and a pinch of salt. Pulse until crumbly and set aside


·         When the dough is double in volume, keep in clean work area and pouch down to remove air.
·         Roll it into a rectangle. (Sprinkle flour if it sticky)
·         Apply butter on the rolled out dough and spread the filling evenly.
·         Roll the dough into tight log.
·         Cut the dough into 12 equal parts.
·         Place each piece into a prepared muffin tray.
·         Cover it with kitchen towel and set aside for 30 minutes.
·         Preheat oven for 350 degree.
·         After 30 minutes, Bake it for 10 -15 minutes or until edge become golden brown.
Cool it on wire rack .Delicious babkas ready to serve.


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