Apricot Pistachio Babka Recipe

Babka is having a major moment, and why not? There’s lots to love about the loaves of twisted dough, generously interspersed with a filling that usually involves lots of chocolate. Many professional bakers behind babka’s renaissance are working with laminated doughs—yeasted dairy doughs turned with lots of butter. I thought about doing the same, but the challenge of creating a delicious pareve babka made without margarine won out. I couldn’t shake thoughts of my grandmother’s love of apricots, so I built the filling around them. I love the cheeky marriage of Sephardic flavors wrapped in a quintessentially Ashkenazi pastry.

Posted on August 1, 2016

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23 Sugar-Free Classic Jewish Desserts

We get lots of requests from our readers for different kinds of recipes, and recently we have been getting several requests for more sugar-free or reduced sugar desserts. And we want you to know: we are listening! So whether you are cutting back on sugar intake in general or need to keep a low-sugar diet for medical reasons, you can still enjoy some of your favorite sweet noshes.

Posted on June 14, 2016

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