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Chocolate-Swirl Babka

04:15:00 14 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each
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Prep Time
30
min.
Total Time
4
hr.
15
min.
Servings

14 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each

Don't worry if the rolled up dough tears slightly as it is twisted. This Chocolate-Swirl Babka is very forgiving so any tears will be hidden by the swirls in the baked bread loaf.

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  • Combine flour, yeast and 1/4 cup sugar in large bowl. Add cream cheese, butter, milk, whole egg and egg yolk; beat until mixture forms soft dough.
  • Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead 5 min. or until smooth and elastic. Shape into ball. Place in bowl sprayed with cooking spray; turn. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 1 to 2 hours or until doubled in volume. Meanwhile, combine chopped chocolate, cinnamon and remaining sugar.
  • Punch down dough; place on floured surface. Roll out to 16-inch square. Reserve 1/4 cup chocolate mixture; sprinkle dough with remaining chocolate mixture to within 1 inch of edges.
  • Line 8x4-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; spray with cooking spray. Roll up dough into log; pinch ends together to seal. Hold both ends of log, then twist several times in opposite directions. Bring both short ends together to fold dough in half; pinch ends together to seal. Hold both ends to twist roll twice; place in prepared pan. Cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in warm place 30 min. to 1 hour or until nearly doubled in size.
  • Heat oven to 350ºF. Uncover dough. Bake 40 to 45 min. or until bread is golden brown, sprinkling with reserved chocolate mixture after 20 min. Cool bread in pan 10 min. Remove to wire rack; cool completely.

Size Wise

Balance out your food choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a slice of this chocolatey babka.

Where to Place the Dough to Rise

If you don't have a warm or draft-free place for the dough to rise, you can turn your oven on to 100ºF for 5 min. Turn oven off, then place the dough in the warm, not hot, oven to rise until doubled as directed.

Note

Since the rich dough is quite soft you can use your hand mixer to mix the bread ingredients before kneading by hand as directed. If you have a dough hook attachment for your standard mixer, you can instead use that to knead the dough.

Servings

  • 14 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 14 servings, 1 piece (61 g) each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 250
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 45mg
Sodium 70mg
Carbohydrate 31g
Dietary fibre 2g
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
   
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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