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Babka Recipes That Are Braided Full Of Deliciousness

Bread + chocolate = so much love.

Of all the breads that can be baked, babka is by far the prettiest. Its braided layers present what has been rolled inside, which is usually the wonderful gift of chocolate -- though sometimes cinnamon, nuts and fruit make their way in there, too. The dough used to bake babka is a version of brioche, which is the butteriest bread of all.

Babka has a strong Eastern European Jewish heritage, but has made its home in North America, too. We're ever so thankful that it made the transatlantic journey, because life without babka just wouldn't be as sweet. Just look at these beautiful breads and tell us you don't agree:

Salted Chocolate And Marzipan Babka
Half Baked Harvest
Get the Salted Chocolate and Marzipan Babka recipe from Half Baked Harvest
Pumpkin, Rye And Chocolate Babka
The Bojon Gourmet
Get the Pumpkin, Rye and Chocolate Babka recipe from The Bojon Gourmet
Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins
How Sweet It Is
Get the Chocolate Cinnamon Babka Muffins recipe from How Sweet It Is
Eggnog Chocolate Marzipan Babka French Toast
Half Baked Harvest
Sweet Potato Pie Babka
A Brown Table
Get the Sweet Potato Pie Babka recipe from A Brown Table
White Chocolate Cranberry Babka
Culinary Concoctions By Peabody
Get the White Chocolate Cranberry Babka recipe from Culinary Concoctions By Peabody
Matcha Black Sesame Babka
Fix Feast Flair
Get the Matcha Black Sesame Babka recipe from Fix Feast Flair
Gluten Free Chocolate Babka
Gluten Free On A Shoestring
Get the Gluten Free Chocolate Babka recipe from Gluten Free On A Shoestring
Cinnamon Babka
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Cinnamon Babka recipe from Brown Eyed Baker
Ripped Chocolate And Hazelnut Babka
Not Quite Nigella
Get the Ripped Chocolate and Hazelnut Babka recipe from Not Quite Nigella
Nutella Babka
Girl Versus Dough
Get the Nutella Babka recipe from Girl Versus Dough

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