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  • Summary

    Laden with chocolate, butter, and old-world charm, this babka is luscious served as dessert, with coffee, or as breakfast. While baking, the rich dough becomes incredibly tender, so it pulls apart in buttery pieces that melt in your mouth.

    Ingredients

    • 3/4 cup warm milk (105–115°F)
    • 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 3 teaspoons active dry yeast (from two 1/4-oz packages)
    • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour plus additional for dusting
    • 2 whole large eggs
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/4 sticks (10 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened
    • 1 tablespoon heavy cream or whole milk
    • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, well softened
    • 2 (3 1/2- to 4-oz) bars fine-quality bittersweet chocolate (no more than 60% cacao if marked), finely chopped
    • 1/4 cup sugar
    • 2 8 3/4- by 4 1/2- by 2 3/4-inch loaf pans
    • 1 parchment paper
    • a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment; 2 (8 3/4- by 4 1/2- by 2 3/4-inch) loaf pans; parchment paper

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 2
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1898 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 88 g 135.75%
    • Saturated Fat: 49 g 244.23%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 341 mg 113.63%
    • Sodium: 1634 mg 68.07%
    • Calcium: 242 mg 24.17%
    • Potassium: 605 mg 17.27%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 14 mg 76.42%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 209 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 10 g 38.18%
    • Sugar: 34 g
    • Protein: 40 g
    • Alcohol: 1 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 45.21%
    • Vitamin C 2.72%
    • Vitamin D 12.47%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat17
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch11
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat1
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total13 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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