With less than a week left, Thanksgiving is in full swing. But don’t forget: Hanukkah isn’t far behind.
Hanukkah is a time to celebrate the light of Hanukkah. As the days grow shorter and the night longer, the candles are lit. It’s a time to bask in the warm glow of the menorah, flames flickering in the breeze, and indulge in the sweetest of traditions. For a fresh take on the traditional hanukkiah, I’ve got just the thing that’s full of the holiday spirit… And more importantly, chocolate. Enter the Babka MenorahThe most delicious way to pay tribute to the festival of light.
Embrace tradition through a modern lens
To truly appreciate the Babka Menorah, it’s essential to explore the rich tapestry of Jewish baking. The dough is a subtle version of my essential challah. It’s slightly enriched by non-dairy cream to make it even more buttery and tender. The challah is braided, then glazed with egg wash. Babka is a twisted, coiled masterpiece. The layers of babka, with their velvety chocolate chips, cocoa sugar and cocoa powder, reveal themselves with each delicate bite. It is a dessert, not merely supper.