Babka is back, so reports Bon Appetit Magazine. In an article called Babka Is the New Bagel: The Jewish Dessert Hits the Big Time, the magazine reports on all sorts of ways to make and eat this delightful pastry with eastern European roots. While we work on some new ways with babka for an upcoming newsletter, consider this delectable recipe for a Glazed Poppyseed Braid. The tender dough has a generous amount of butter that complements the filling.
National Pie Day falls on January 23, 2016. So we’re firing up our ovens to make pies this month and again in March.
This favorite recipe for apple almond cream cheese hand pies is easy to make. Hand pies or turnovers rarely get soggy if you bake them long enough so that the dough develops a nice brown color. The layer of Love’n Bake® Almond Schmear® adds an aromatic note but also acts as a moisture barrier, which helps keep the pies crisp and flaky. A knob of cream cheese is a tasty surprise. It balances the sweetness of the apples and filing while adding a rich note.
This all purpose dough has great keeping properties. If you use it to make these pies, they will keep for a few days when stored loosely covered at room temperature. That is, if you don’t eat them all hot from the oven.
Two flaky disks of almond cream filled pastry mark Epiphany, the Christian holiday celebrated this week with the delectable Galette des Rois. We’re love this crisp pastry and think the tradition deserves to be carried on for much longer. You can read a little more here about it: