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Original Baba au Rum

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  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Active dry yeast 1⁄2 Ounce (2 Packages)
  Warm milk 6 Tablespoon (At 110 F)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Eggs 4
  Butter 1⁄4 Pound
  Currants 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Lard 2 Tablespoon
For syrup
  Clear honey 4 Tablespoon
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Rum 3 Tablespoon (Approximately)
  Whipped cream 1 Cup (16 tbs) (For Garnish)

1 In a large bowl add milk,flour and yeast and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth.
2 Leave the mixture aside in a warm place for about 20 minutes or until frothy.
3 Sift the remaing flour and salt into the yeast and blend in the sugar,lightly beaten eggs,softened butter and the currants.
4 Beat the mixture until fairly smooth with a wooden spoon about 4 minutes.
5 Grease 16 small ring molds with lard and using a teaspoon fill the moulds with the dough until half full.
6 Set the ring molds on baking sheets and cover them with the sheets of lightly oiled plastic wrap.
7 Let the babas rise in a warm place until the dough has risen about two-thirds up the sides of the molds.
8 Bake the babas just above the center of a preheated oven at 400°F for 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown.
9 In the meanwhile, prepare the syrup: Heat the honey and water in a small pan over low heat, then stir in rum to taste
10 Allow the baked babas to cool for a few minutes in the molds before turning them out onto a plate.

11 While the babas are still hot, spoon the warm syrup over them and allow the syrup to soak in.
12 Allow to cool, transfer the rum-soaked babas to a serving dish and fill the centers with whipped cream.

13 Serve immediately.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3682 Calories from Fat 2028

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 228 g350.1%

Saturated Fat 131.4 g657%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1458.7 mg486.2%

Sodium 1379.4 mg57.5%

Total Carbohydrates 306 g101.8%

Dietary Fiber 13.1 g52.2%

Sugars 105 g

Protein 62 g123%

Vitamin A 78.6% Vitamin C 51.6%

Calcium 44.3% Iron 104%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Original Baba Au Rum Recipe