Chocolate Babka

Soft and fluffy brioche dough and delicious dark chocolate come together in this Chocolate Babka. We hope you make #BakingWithGhee part of your weekend and indulge in this delicious treat.

Chocolate Babka with 4th & Heart Ghee

For the brioche dough:

  • ½ tsp of fine sea salt
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp of active dried yeast
  • ¾ cup of warmed plant-based milk
  • 2 ¾ cup of all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup of 4th & Heart Original Recipe Ghee

For the chocolate filling:

For the vegan egg-wash:

  • 1 Tbsp of maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp of plant-based milk


How to make the brioche dough: 

  1. Whisk together plant based milk, melted ghee, brown sugar, and vanilla 
  2. Stir in flour, salt, and dried yeast 
  3. Transfer dough to a floured surface and knead for 5-10 minutes. 
  4. Place the ball-shaped dough into a lightly oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel and let rise for 2-3 hours until it has doubled in size

When ready to bake, make the chocolate filling

  1. Melt ghee + chocolate chips together using the double boiler method
  2. Fold in cocoa powder and sugar until combined

How to shape and bake the babka

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF
  2. Roll the dough into a 0.4 inches thick rectangle 
  3. Spread chocolate filling evenly across the dough 
  4. Tightly roll up the dough and seal the ends together 
  5. Flip the dough over so the sealed side is facing down and slice it down the center 
  6. Criss-cross the two halves of dough on top of each other with the filling facing up, twist together and place into greased pan. 
  7. Make the vegan egg-wash by combining both ingredients and stirring until combined. 
  8. Brush babka with ½ of the egg wash and bake for about 40 to 45 minutes. Once it is done, coat with remaining egg wash


Recipe developed by our friends, @launicfood.

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