Babka is a sweet loaf, both fluffy and rich, kind of like a light textured coffee cake with a dense filling swirled throughout. In the late 19th Century, babka was made with leftover challah bread dough wrapped around nuts or jam.
Special for Rosh Hashanah, the pastry maestros at Zingerman's Bakehouse have come up with a babka that's perfect for the season and a must have for fruit lovers. They take classic babka dough and liven it up with a sweet swirl of chopped apples and honey; both traditional foods meant to signify a sweet new year and where the Rosh Hashanah influence comes into play. It's finished with a sprinkling of chopped toasted walnuts on top. Fresh, fruity, and just a little bit nutty this babka is ideal to nibble alongside your afternoon tea, as an indulgent breakfast, or as a delicious way to help ring in the new year.