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With Love and Babka

50 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Everyone's Favorite Braided Bread (A Cookbook)

About The Book

Become a babka master in the comfort of your own kitchen with this celebration of babka featuring more than fifty recipes that cover sweet and savory variations of the traditional Jewish bread.

In With Love and Babka, pastry chef Elana Pearlman teaches you how to master baking babka as she guides you through the equipment you need, the best techniques, a staple pantry list, her favorite type of flour, and how to use seasonal ingredients. Not only will you learn her most cherished recipes, you’ll also discover the history of babka in Jewish communities.

Her debut cookbook With Love and Babka is separated into sweet and savory recipes and includes several variations of dough including classic, butter-blocked, chocolate, and gluten-free. Elana shares many variations of the traditionally sweet babka, including Cinnamon Raisin Pecan, Dulce de Leche, Mexican Chocolate Brownie, S’mores Strawberry Shortcake, and more. These confections will also bring new and exciting babka flavors into your repertoire, with ingredients like oats streusel, marshmallow fluff, glazes, syrups, jams, and more. You will also find mouthwateringly savory babkas including Tomato Pesto, Pizza, Grilled Cheese, and more. You’ll be making sweet and savory babka in your kitchen for family and friends in no time.

About The Author

Photography by RT Photography

Elana Pearlman is the founder of Nana Mary’s Bakeshop, and coowner of Pig & The Pastry with her husband. Her experience spans the country, having grown up in Southern California and trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. It was at the Culinary Institute of America that Elana developed the knowledge and techniques required to create the unique flavor profiles that she has now become known for. After having found some of her great grandmother’s old recipe cards, she was inspired to develop her own take on babka. She now lives in Bastrop, Texas, just outside of Austin.

Product Details

  • Publisher: S&S/Simon Element (November 19, 2024)
  • Length: 192 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781668051092

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