Nash attorney Dan Rosen certainly knows how to cook up a win in a Social Security Disability case. But when it comes to cooking in a kitchen – well, let’s just say that boiling a hot dog is a challenge. Luckily, his wife knows how to whip up some great meals and desserts, including this Caramel Apple Babka. We think you’ll enjoy this delicious cake, just in time for fall!
- 130 minute duration
- 30 minute cook time
- 15 minute prep time
- 2 Babka servings
- 2 tablespoons yeast
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup warm water
- 4 cups flour
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- 3 egg yolks
- 2 whole eggs
- 4 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 (21-ounce) can of apple pie filling
- ⅓ cup brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons almond milk or soy milk
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease two 8½- x 4½-inch loaf pans with cooking spray or oil.
- Mix yeast and sugar in a large bowl. Add warm water, cover with a towel or plastic wrap and rest in a warm place for 30 minutes, until the surface is spongy and the yeast bubbly.
- Add flour, oil, salt, yolks, and eggs to the dough sponge. Combine all ingredients and knead well. Transfer dough to a lightly greased bowl. Cover and rise for 2 hours.>/li>
- In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
Shaping and Baking:
- Divide dough in half. With a rolling pin, roll one dough half into a 16-inch square. Drizzle olive oil on dough, and then sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. Spoon and spread half of the apple pie filling on dough.
- Roll the dough tightly into a rope, being sure to seal the ends. Slice the rope lengthwise and wrap the halves around each other at least 6 times. Fold the rope in half and place in greased loaf pan. Repeat with remaining dough. Let babkas rise for 45 minutes.
- Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes, until golden brown.
- In a small bowl, combine both sugars, olive oil, and almond or soy milk. Drizzle glaze on cooled babka, slice, and serve.
Simply add a scoop of vanilla ice cream to your Caramel Apple Babka and dessert is ready!
(Originally published in the Joy of Kosher.)