I have seen and been interested in baking Jewish style babkas for some time, they just look so appetising with all that chocolate swirling around inside and that crunchy streusel like topping. Can one improve on perfection? Probably not….. but I did want to put my own twist on the “standard” chocolate babka.
So here is, a babka stuffed with lemon curd and cream cheese. The layers are less defined as neither the curd nor the cream cheese stand out as well as the chocolate against the bread dough….. but I find the combination of lemon and cheese absolutely divine.
Making a babka isn’t that difficult, yet the results can be spectacular. In the recipe you will find instructions for two different options; one using a bread maker and one where the dough is made by hand. The lemon curd can be bought or home made.
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