Ukrainian Babka Recipe

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Can you make babka in a bread maker?

This tender, cakelike babka, a sweet traditional Ukrainian Easter bread, is made in your bread machine! In a small bowl, beat egg, egg yolks, butter, sugar, salt, milk powder, orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla. Pour into the bread maker. Add 1 cup water, minus 1 tbsp.

What is Easter bread or Ukrainian Babka?

What is Easter Bread or Ukrainian Babka? It is a light, buttery yet slightly sweet yeast bread with raisins, baked in coffee tins and is so fantastic toasted with some butter on it. Or plain with margarine.

How do you cook babkas in the oven?

Brush tops with 1 large egg beaten with 2 tablespoons of milk or water. Bake babkas 10 minutes. Then lower temperature to 325 F and bake 30 minutes. Then lower temperature to 275 F and bake 15 to 20 minutes longer. Cover tops with aluminum foil, if they are browning too quickly. Remove from the oven and let stand in the pan for 10 minutes.

How do you make Babka frosting?

Once cooled, cut off edges with a sharp knife, and cut whole babka into even squares, to about 1 1/2 to 2 inches, or your desired size. To make the frosting: In a medium bowl, combine and beat cream cheese and powdered sugar for about 1 min on low-medium speed.

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