Recently I made a few loaves of this "Better Babka" from Smitten Kitchen and let me say it is delicious; rich, buttery and chocolaty. Deb os Smitten Kitchen writes the best recipes and things that seem complicated, like braided chocolate yeast bread, just come out easier and better when using her recipes. I love this bread best right out of the oven when the chocolate is still warm and gooey.
The recipe itself is so good that you should not have any leftover for anything like fresh toast but I purposely saved a few slices to make this over the top, decadent, chocolate breakfast. After all, I think a sweet treat is the perfect way to start the day!
1/4 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 slices of babka bread
Butter, powdered sugar and syrup for garnish
In a skillet over medium heat melt butter or spray with cooking spray. In a bowl whisk together eggs, milk and vanilla then pour into a shallow dish. Dip bread into egg mixture and cook bread until golden brown then flip and cook the other side until golden brown as well. Remove to plate and serve with syrup or butter, powdered sugar and fresh fruit.
I hope that you make the Better Babka from Smitten Kitchen and if you do set aside a few pieces so you can make this sweet, scrumptious breakfast as well. I promise that you will not be disappointed!
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