A couple of days ago, I found myself craving sweet breads, and as a result, frantically leafing through cookbooks in search of something tall, filled, tender, and perfect with a cup of tea. I discovered the perfect recipe in Faye Levy‘s cookbook, 1,000 Jewish Recipes, that I was lucky to have signed by the author (and now my friend!) at the Melissa’s Produce book event a while ago. (Faye had her 23 cookbooks displayed there!).
And that recipe is for Cinnamon Raisin Babka! In a whim, the dough was put together, left to rise, then filled with cinnamon and sugar and sent in the oven. The bread that came out was beyond what I had even imagined. The craving was satisfied.
Oozing sweet aromas, perfectly risen, golden on top and bottom, with a sticky cinnamon filling speckled with raisins that laced the tender inside of the bread in a beautiful swirl. The family approved of my babka and so did the visitors I had in our house the next day – they even asked for the recipe! A dream babka all the way! Thank you, Faye!