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Lemon Babka

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Category: Cakes, Holiday

 Ingredients List

  • 3 c All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1 pk Active Dry Or Rapid-Rising
  • -Yeast
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 3/4 c Milk
  • 1 Stick Butter Or Margarine
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 3 Egg Yolks; room temp.
  • 1 c Raisins
  • ---Lemon Glaze---
  • 1/4 c Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 c Water
  • 2 tb Lemon Juice


* In large bowl of electric mixer, combine 1 1/2 cups of the flour, sugar,
undissolved yeast and salt; stir to mix

* In a saucepan, heat milk, butter and water until very warm (120° to 130°)
Butter does not need to melt. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture.
Beat 2 minutes on medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl

* Add egg yolks and 1/2 cup flour. Beat 2 minutes on high speed, scraping
bowl occasionally. With a spoon, stir in remaining 1 cup flour.

* Cover bowl; let batter rise in warm, draft-free place about 1 hour, or
until doubled in size. (If using rapid-rising yeast, cover batter; let rest
10 minutes. Proceed with recipe.)

* Stir batter down. Mix in raisins. Turn into greased 3-quart Turk's Head,
Kugelhopf or tube pan. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place about 1
hour, or until doubled in size.

* Bake in a preheated 350° oven 35 to 40 minutes, or until done.

* While babka is baking, prepare lemon glaze. Combine sugar, water and
lemon juice in a saucepan; mix well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and
simmer, stirring, 5 minutes, or until mixture is syrupy.

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