Ukrainian Country Babka

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This Ukrainian Country Babka is not as rich, it has less eggs. Some Babka's may have as many as 30 eggs. You can also add pumpkin to this recipe for richer flavor. Perfect for special occasions.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
4 babkas

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons white sugar

  • ½ cup lukewarm water

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast

  • 1 cup milk, scalded and cooled

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 6 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest

  • 5 ½ cups bread flour

  • 1 cup raisins

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine 2 teaspoons sugar, 1/2 cup water, yeast, milk and 1 cup flour. Mix until well blended, then cover and allow to rise in a warm place until light and bubbly, about 30 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the eggs, salt and 1 cup white sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the melted butter and lemon zest. Stir in the sponge, then gradually mix in the flour. Knead in the bowl for about 10 minutes, then knead in the raisins. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in volume.

  3. Punch down dough and knead for a couple of turns then let it rise again. Grease 4 smaller coffee cans with soft butter. Fill the prepared pans about 1/3 full and let rise until the dough is even with the rim. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  4. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, then turn down the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking the bread for another 40 minutes. Avoid letting the top get too brown, if it begins to brown too quickly, cover the top with aluminum foil. Remove baked loaves from the pans and cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

317 Calories
18g Fat
34g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 317
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 348mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 2mg 8%
Calcium 48mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 143mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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