Babke is a traditional Eastern European Jewish cinnamon bread.
Since it is a cold and miserable Jozi afternoon I thought a slight of warm babke, slathered in butter and a cup of tea would go down nicely.
And it did 😉
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup caster sugar
- pinch of salt
- 125g butter
- 1 cup milk
- 3 cups flour
- 3 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 4 blobs of butter
- Set oven to 190°C and grease a loaf tin.
- Mix the half cup brown sugar and the cinnamon together and set aside.
- Beat eggs, sugar and salt until thick.
- Heat butter and milk and add to the egg mixture.
- Add flour and baking powder one cup and teaspoon at a time and mix well.
- Pour half the mixture into the greased tin and then layer half the cinnamon and sugar mix over.
- Pour the remainder of the mixture into the tin and sprinkle the remainder of the cinnamon and sugar mix over the top.
- Press 4 blobs of butter into the top of the babke.
- Bake for 45min.