Chocolate Babka Bread PuddingI followed the recipe exactly I am a pretty terrible baker but this turned out amazing. I made this today and the dough is amazing It is buttery reminds me of a brioche dough. The dough was sticky when I turned it out of the mixer but I kneaded it for a minute or so adding flour until it was spongy. It was easy to roll out and fill. I used ghirardelli chocolate that I had broke down into small pieces in my food processor. I did add extra chocolate after reading other recipes and it was the wrong thing to do. The chocolate overpowers the buttery dough which is a star on its own. Another review mentioned the outside crust was too hard I just rubbed the top with a stick of butter when it came out if the oven this creates a soft crust. I will make thus again with less chocolate and different fillings Soooo good. I made this for the first time last year and then made it 2 more times before the end of the holiday season. Chocolate Babka' title='Chocolate Babka' />Just looking up the recipe again for this year. The dough is beautiful to work with. This is a very time consuming recipe wait time but even if you end up killing the yeast, your two loaves will be gone in days. I used 6. 0 cacao chips melted with the butter and sugar 3. It is the softest bread Ive made it practically drips while you pick it up so be careful transporting it from your counter to your pan. Easier if you roll it on the thing youre baking it in. Wow, Im a terrible baker and this made me look like a 4 star cook. This recipe is going in my recipe box. First time making babka. I found the dough easy to work with. I didnt handle it much, scraped from mixer bowl to rising bowl, and from rising bowl to floured marble slab. Baked, the bread was delicious. I didnt love how the chocolate behaved, settling a bit and creating large masses of chocolate in the finished loaves. Smitten Kitchen has a recipe where the chocolate is melted with butter and has cocoapowdered sugar added to make a spreadable paste. Im going to try that next time with this dough. I just made this recipe today. It was my first time making Babka. Before that, Ive only eaten NYCs babka. I followed the direction to the letter. It was easier than I thought and the results were delicious. I will be making this again and again. Yum LOVE this recipeMy only addition. I also needed to add more flour for this dough to be workable, and the rolling pin made it very difficult. I formed the 1. 0x. MUCH easier. Try making the dough in your bread machine. Cooking Light has the same recipe on their site and it works very well in a bread machine. No mess and the dough is perfect every time. So much easier and the results are always consistently excellent. It also works well with Cinnamon mini chips. LOVED this Took a few times making it to get the dough right. Also, do NOT use chocolate chips. This is a great recipe. MESSY Freezes well if you can manage to get the second loaf put away before its inhaled. Amount of flour was correct, maybe those who had too sticky of a dough didnt mix enough or were expecting a regular dough consistency When dumped on the floured board and rolled it, it was smooth and easy to work with. Makes a great gift Good but a little dry. I used 2 big Hershey Bars and no sugar in the filling and it was delicious. I love this recipe I have never baked with yeast before but followed the directions exactly and it turned out perfectWhile I am a chocolate lover I look forward to trying this dough with other fillings like an apricot cream cheese recipe I found or the brown sugar filling, but I will always use this dough recipe. I too thought the dough was difficult to work with and Im an experienced baker and used to working with dough. I had to add quite a bit off flour to make it workable. I didnt have parchment paper so I lined the pans with foil and sprayed with pam. The babkas turned out good. I will make these again. Wonderful Yes, the dough is very sticky so just dont do much with it. I used a well floured surface and rolling pin. Rolled it slowly once and then flopped it in the pan. It wasnt messy because there was little handiwork with it. Great recipe but baking with yeast is not for the novice baker or someone who lacks the patience to wait for rising dough. When reading the other reviews, the low fork ratings are all coming from people who made mistakes during the process or perhaps never baked before and are better at cooking. Best Cast Iron Pans. OMG. AMAZING My mom used to buy and make this when I was a kid, I was so craving it and came across this recipe and decided to try it all I can say is WOW tastes exactly how I remember, I didnt use the Chocolate filling as the Babkas we ate were Cinnamon,sugar and Sultanas,so used them as a filling and worked really well Really easy recipe to follow, thank you for putting it up The taste was good. The dough was unworkable with the amount of flour given in the recipe. I had to add about 1 more cup of flour and used quite a bit to to roll the dough out. Even after that I had to sort of drop it in the pan. Loved this I cant wait to make variations. I followed the recipe, but didnt shave the chocolate, just left it in chunks. I told my kids it was challah with chocolate inside and it was It looks beautiful too. I have baked this cake a few times over the last 6 months and it comes out great every time. I dont use a mixer to prepare the dough, its soft enough that I can mix it by hand. After it rises, if it is still too soft to work, I add more flour sometimes as much as 12 a cup. For the filling I have used Nuttela, tahini honey, jam sugar cinamon. I was not impressed by this bread. I made some mistakes along the way This was super dry. I baked it for the time suggested, I think I will have to significantly cut down the baking time, by maybe 5 1. Also, I used bittersweet Callebaut chocolate, finely chopped, as suggested. Not only was this almost impossible to grate the hardest part of the recipe in fact, I would prefer a sweeter chocolate. I also found the texture very powdery. I wish I had used Ghiradelli chocolate bars as I had initially intended. This dough was very soft but I did not find rolling or shaping it too difficult. I will try this recipe again and hope for better result. Also, mine was more like a cake and I was hoping for a Brioche type dough. My family really like it though Absolutely delicious. Makes a. great holiday gift. Works great with Gluten Free flour as well I cant exactly rate the recipe yet as I havent baked it yet. Im sure it is delicious but I dont know what I did wrong. I followed the dough recipe exactly, les it rise and it was still so thin and impossible to work with. I added extra flour and attempted to roll it out on an EXTREMELY floured surface. With all of the flour on my hands and surfacerolling pin, Im sure it added another 14 cup It was SO difficult to roll I cant understand what happened.