Cinnamon Babka

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Appears in Cook's Country December/January 2012

This rich bread is defined by its many twisting layers of gooey cinnamon-sugar filling. But the dough was so rich and tender that the fabulous filling made it collapse.

SERVES8

TIME2 hours, plus 3 to 4 hours rising, 1 hour chilling, and 3 hours cooling

Cinnamon Babka

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS

By its very definition, babka is a rich, tender dough. But go too far in that direction and the dough will collapse under the weight of the cinnamon-sugar filling, leaving large holes in the bread. To add richness yet preserve the loaf’s st...

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