Baba (Polish Coffee Cake)

(10 servings)

  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 15 egg yolks
  • 3 yeast cakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond
Add salt to egg yolks and beat until lemon-colored. Add lukewarm milk and yeast. Add one half of the four, mix well and let stand until double in bulk.

Add remaining flour, sugar, butter, and flavoring. Knead thoroughly until dough leaves fingers. Let rise until double in bulk.

Punch down and let rise again. Butter a tube mold, sprinkle with bread crumbs and fill with dough one-third full. Let rise about one hour and bake 40 minutes in 350 degree oven.

Baking is a great way for me to work out stress. This is one of my favorite things to make when I wanna relax and know I'll have good results.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank blperfect for this recipe.

Recipe number 673. Submitted 9/20/2002.