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Cinnamon bread on steroids is how I like to describe this delicious loaf! For those who think many cinnamon breads lack flavor, this is the loaf of your dreams. You'll get cinnamon flavor in almost every bite of this sweet, rich dough, with some special pockets of gooey cinnamon-spiced filling that I usually save for last. Cook's Country made the directions so clear, this is definitely not a yeast bread to fear, but to savor.

Babka makes for a beautiful Easter brunch treat, but deserves to be enjoyed throughout the year as well. 

Recipe from Cook's Country, makes one loaf

Step 1: Gather ingredients

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1 cup (7 ounces) light brown sugar
1/4 cup (1.25 ounces) all-purpose flour
2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg white
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 cup (4 ounces) whole milk, heated to 110 degrees
2 large egg yolks, plus 1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (10 ounces) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1.75 ounces) granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp. instant or rapid-rise yeast
1/2 tsp. salt
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces and softened

zaphodd421 month ago

I discovered babka last year and have been dreaming of it since! I dont know why I didnt just look up a recipe here. This is printed out and sitting on my counter for next weekend!!

molliestraub6 months ago
The first time I made this, I baked it for 38 minutes and it was 190 degrees. It was undercooked. Maybe i didn't insert the thermometer correctly. The next time, I baked it for 49 minutes and it was perfect. This is the best cinnamon bread I have ever tasted. Day 3 and it is still fresh and soft.
There's another babka!?
Rose962 years ago
I am in heaven. I may have just died. I made an account on here just so i could comment on this post and tell you how freaking amazing my babka came out. You were my savior today and im so thankful for this wonderful recipe. Mine didn't come out quite as beautiful as yours but i assure you it tastes marvelous <3
bobcatsteph3 (author)  Rose962 years ago
Welcome Rose96, and great job on the bread! I enjoyed it for both breakfast and dessert, babka will definitely be my go-to cinnamon bread recipe here on out!
bobcatsteph3 (author) 2 years ago
Thanks everyone for the nice comments!
sounds absolutly delicous and i think ill make since my favorite spice is cinnamon so if u can make it so can i and i wil and thanks bobcatsteph3 keep up the great work
Sounds tasty! I love cinnamon breads!
spatterson2 years ago
Great job on the step-by-step photos and instructions!
spatterson2 years ago
OMG! That looks delicious!
LionArch0072 years ago
MeVirtually2 years ago
If this is like their Ultimate Cinnamon Roll recipe, and it looks like it is, this will be delicious! Thanks for sharing!