Babkas imported from Recipe Import

Preparation time: 

30 minutes

Cooking time: 

30 minutes


3⁄4 c butter (soft)
1⁄2 c sugar
10 egg yolks
2 pk active dry yeast
1⁄4 c warm water
1 t salt
1 T lemon rind
1 c milk (room temperature)
5 1⁄2 c flour
1 c golden raisins
  confectioner's sugar


In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yolk, one at a time, until pale and fluffy. In small bowl, soften yeast in water,beat in egg mix salt,peel, milk and yeast. Slowly beat in 5 1/2 cups of flour until a soft dough forms. Turn out on lightly floured work surface, knead 8-10 minutes, until smooth and elastic. Knead in raisins. Place in greased bowl. Grease top. Let rise 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch down, divide in half. Place in 2 greased and floured 8 inch fluted pans, let rise until double in bulk(covered) Bake in 350 F oven 25-30 minutes, or until well browned. Invert on rack. Sprinkle with confectioner's sugar. Tastes better eaten within a couple of days. Two Babkas, 10 servings each.



Total time
1 hour
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