Chocolate Babka Wreath

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Guest recipe by Omisore Dotun

Let me introduce you to one of the most delicious recipes you will ever prepare in your kitchen. Chocolate babka wreath is what I was referring to. You might have been making some tasty meals from your kitchen, but a chocolate babka wreath will outstand them all. A perfect recipe for the most decadent holiday breakfast! This recipe is too good not to share with your family, friends, and loved ones.

If you have intimidated to enter the wondrous world of babka, try the chocolate babka wreath. It is deceptively smooth and quite forgiving. It is not a recipe you can afford to miss. What an absolutely phenomenal recipe! You gonna enjoy it. The magic of the recipe begins with a simple brioche dough; if you haven’t work on brioche before, this is your perfect chance to get your hands on it. Loaded with just eggs and butter, what a simple brioche you to start with. Don’t be intimidated by babka or yeast baking, they are easy to make. With the addition of lemon, you have a sweet, subtle flavor, even though it is not powerful enough to overcome the dough or makes it taste like a “lemon dessert.”

What about the filling? Oh, my God! You gonna love it, you won’t be able to restrain yourself not to take a spoonful of it. Yeah, it happens to me too (lol). I was unable to resist myself not to take a spoon. Braid it, shape it into a wreath, and see how beautiful all the puffs of dough and swirls of chocolate will be after baking. To prepare this dough, get unbleached all-purpose flour, sugar, yeast, zest of lemon, eggs, water, salt, and butter ready.

What about the chocolate filling part? Get dark chocolate, butter, cocoa powder, and sugar ready. For simple syrup, you need to get prepared the water and granulated sugar. Begin preparation by making the dough: the bowl of a stand mixer, rub sugar and lemon zest together until all of the sugar gets moistened. Then add flour, yeast, and mix together. Add eggs, water, and continue mixing at low speed. Once the dough comes along, add salt, then butter, and continue mixing until they combine completely with the dough.

Note: The dough will appear dry and shaggy at first.

Once the dough is completely smooth, elastic, and shiny, place it in a bowl, cover it, and refrigerate it overnight. To make the chocolate filling- place butter, chocolate, and cocoa powder in a bowl- microwave them. Unless they completely melted. Whisk in the powdered sugar and set it aside to thicken (this should take about 30 minutes). Lastly, assemble the babka: divide the dough, roll it, and spread the chocolate mixture over it.

Then line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, transfer the braided babka, and bake in an oven that has been preheated to 3750F. While the babka is baking, make the simple syrup by mixing sugar and water together, then boil it to dissolve the sugar. Once the babka is ready, brush it with syrup evenly. Allow it to cool down before serving. You can freeze it up to a month.