Chocolate babka. If you’ve ever tried to recreate something you loved when you were growing up in your own kitchen, you know how difficult it can to match your taste memory to the reality of ingredients and step-by-step directions.
Sometimes, even when you get the flavor right, it doesn’t feel right, but you hold out for those rare times that everything falls into place. After realizing that both Alex and my families loved the same decadent grocery store chocolate babka growing up, I set out to find a recipe to recreate it at home. I waded through dozens and dozens, convinced that something was off in each of them, continually closing my eyes and trying to remember exactly what makes it what it is. First, it’s completely over-the-top. The chocolate to bread-like dough ratio is unseemly. Second, the quintessential taste is not just chocolate, no siree: it’s chocolate-cinnamon.
But just like that, Martha Stewart* saved the day. But I’m not here to complain, because the effort was not for naught. 1. 2. 3. Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast : Cafe Fernando – Food Blog - banana - bread - butter - chocolate - fleur de sel - peanut butter - Bread. May 11th, 2010 | Category: Bread, Chocolate Here’s what I did with two slices of this bread: Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast.
All you need is two slices of homemade bread, two tablespoons of peanut butter, four thick slices of banana and two ounces of bittersweet chocolate. The trick is to roughly chop some of the chocolate and shave the rest very finely. The shaved chocolate melts completely and the large pieces remain solid, providing a nice crunch. Speaking of crunch, a couple of days after I took the photo above, I had another great idea: To make it even more delicious and interesting, try brushing the top with some melted butter before toasting and sprinkle crunchy fleur de sel right after. Feel free to do your own variation, but make sure to use a homemade loaf – it really is worth the time. Enjoy! Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Toast Ingredients Serves 1 Method. Sticky Lemon Rolls with Lemon Cream Cheese Glaze.
Have you ever wondered what cinnamon rolls would taste like, sans cinnamon?
Why aren't there more recipes for sticky, gooey, and sweet breakfast rolls without cinnamon or caramel? There are so many other wonderful options! I was craving a buttery, flaky breakfast bun with the sweet, tangy, taste of lemon — so I made one up. These rolls are amazing, if I do say so myself! The first time I made them they were a smash hit, and they've continued to be so every time since. They are modeled after the classic cinnamon roll, and partially inspired by this bread, with a buttery yeast dough flecked with nutmeg and lemon.
These rolls are not difficult, and like other breakfast roll recipes, they can be made at night and put in the refrigerator overnight for easy and quick baking in the morning. The final word on them comes from my mother, who looked at me, wide-eyed, over the brunch table, and said, solemnly, "This is the best thing I ever put in my mouth. " Tester's Notes.