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Pistachio & Cranberry.

The response from my last post about depression has been really surprising and I am so thankful to everyone who commented, messaged me directly and even shared the post on Facebook. 473 more words


Not your typical German Mohnzopf - Mahleb Poppy Seed Braid

My paternal grandmother recently turned 97. The older she gets the more incredible I find it that a large part of what I learned in history lessons is stuff she read about in daily newspapers growing up. 1,041 more words


South Philly's Hippest Bakery Has a Yiddish Name

Opening a Jewish bakery with a Yiddish name in an Italian neighborhood sounds crazy, but it didn’t take long before Essen had a line of regular customers lining up for its fresh-baked challah on Fridays. 1,099 more words

Jewish Food

Fancy Breakfast Friday: Chocolate Babka

We have a little saying in our house that goes like this: Whatever Jack wants, Jack gets. Jack wanted Chocolate Babka, so that’s what I made for FBF last week. 185 more words


Chocolate Swirl Babka

Babka is a slightly dry yeast bread (some would argue that it’s cake…I say bread) swirled with chocolate or cinnamon (but I agree with Elaine from Seinfeld…cinnamon is a “lesser babka”). 674 more words

Chocolate Babka

Babka has always been one of those recipes that I want to try, but it looked so difficult. I got over my “fear” of making homemade breads a couple of years ago, so I decided it was time to make babka for #choctoberfest! 619 more words


Cinnamon-Streusel Babka

Now that I’ve made chocolate babka, I want to make lots of other flavors. This cinnamon-streusel babka is just the beginning…I envision a poppy seed version, an almond version, an apricot version…the list goes on. 475 more words

Bread + Muffins