Yeast dough can seem intimidating, so many home bakers feel that it’s beyond their abilities.
In my quest to find the perfect yeast dough, I discovered this recipe, adapted from Yotam Ottolenghi, and it’s pretty much foolproof. One of the things I love about this dough is that it gets refrigerated overnight. The chilled dough is extremely easy to work with, and it has the added benefit of breaking up the baking process, so it doesn’t become an all-day affair.
Babka is traditionally made from a yeast dough with a sweet filling. Here’s a choice of three delicious fillings, and you can always mix and match some of your favorite flavor pairings. Be creative!
Yields 2 loaves