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Babka

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Ingredients
  Active dry yeast 1 Tablespoon
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Unsalted butter 1 , melted
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 4
  Flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Rum 1 Teaspoon
  Warm milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (105°-115°F)
  Dry bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Confectioners sugar 1 Tablespoon
Directions

1 Dissolve yeast in warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes. Cream butter and sugar in mixing bowl. Add egg yolks, 1 1/2 cups flour, and mix thoroughly.
2 Add yeast mixture, salt, vanilla, and rum flavoring.
3 Add milk and enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
4 Knead on lighty floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Generously grease 10-inch Bundt pan. Lightly coat pan with bread crumbs. Put dough into prepared pan.
7 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 45 minutes.
8 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45 minutes or until done.
9 Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Then remove from pan. Cool on rack. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar before serving.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Bread
Interest: 
Party

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