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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chocolate Babka Bread

As I get older....

I find myself spending as much time looking in the rear view mirror as I do watching the road in front of me.

Sometimes the choices I've made in the past shock me more than events that lie ahead of me.

EXAMPLE -

When my kids were kids....I never once made reference to Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny.

My reasoning behind this was I simply didn't want to lie to them.

During Christmas, I let them know it was me that purchased their presents, and often times I'd tape the receipt to their gift,then I'd alter the total to look like I spent more than I actually did.

This is now a practice that my children have adopted, and Sue McGleno is not all that keen about it.

During Easter, I'm usually happy enough because its springtime, baseball has started, and if possible, I like to watch the 10 Commandments. I root for Yul Brenner every year, but he never wins.

If you are on the Jesus team...Easter is kinda a big day.

But now that I look back, it wouldn't of killed my children to give them some jelly beans or Peeps, but sometimes all you can do is try.

But to me, the best part of Easter is dinner.

If you live with people that love you.....you get to have ham.

If they just kinda like you....well, theres always lamb, isn't there?

Anyway, no matter whether you observe a God or not, Klecko still loves you and is hopeful that you will enjoy his Babka recipe.


KLECKO POLISH BABKA BREAD

2 CUPS MILK

1/4 CUP EGGS

1 TABLESPOON BUTTER

2 TABLESPOON SUGAR

2 TEASPOON SALT

1 PINCH CINNAMON


Blend or whisk all of this together.

Next add......


5 1/2 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

2 PACKAGES OF ACTIVE DRY YEAST


Mix these items in, and when the dough starts to pull together......



1 CUP / CHOPPED SEMI SWEET CHOCOLATE CHUNKS


Once the chocolate get incorperated evenly, place your Babka into a form and bake at 375 (F)


*FOOTNOTE -

For all you real Pollacks out there, this recipe would be 1 1/2 CUP Milk and 1/2 CUP Whiskey, I just didnt want to say anything in front of the Lutheran's


P.S., don't forget its good luck, to feed a duck, on Easter morning.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds delicious, I haven't yet made a sweet bread so will have to give this a try (with the whiskey of course!)

    Does the whiskey not affect the breads rise? I suppose due to it's lightness, it may actually promote the breads rise in the oven?

    Hope you have a great easter!

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