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Wanna bake a delicious Babka at home?

Updated: Jul 31, 2020

While you are still at home we are happy to share with you a few fun homemade recipes.

Continue reading as @Lioroooosh walks us through her delicious Babka recipe step by step and also answers our @Jews_Of_NY quarantine questionnaire!


535 g bread flour

160 g water

22 g honey

37 g sugar

90 g eggs

65 g egg yolks

60 g olive oil

12 g salt

16 g fresh yeast

For the filling:


milk chocolate

cinnamon sugar - 2 Tablespoons ground cinnamon + 2 cups sugar.


In a mixer fitted with the hook attachment, knead all of the ingredients for the dough aside from the olive oil. Once the dough is strong = gluten is developed, add the oil, and knead until it is incorporated. Place in a slightly greased bowl, and let proof for 1.5 hours, foling the dough after 45 minute.

Once the dough has proofes, place it on a slightly floured working space, and tolling it out to about 1/4” thick.

Spread the filling on the dough, make sure to spread it evenly.

Roll the dough to a roulade. Cut it in the middle – now you have 2 roulades.

Cut the dough length wise, so that it is spread in the middle and the filling is showing. Shape the roulade to screw shaped babka, and place in the loaf pan.

Proof for 30-45 minutes, brush with egg and bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 minutes.


200 g sugar

100 g water

While the babke is baking, boil the syrup.

When you take the babka out of the oven, brush the syrup on it. You won't be sorry!

Lior Mashiach AKA @Liorooooshis a pastry chef from Tel Aviv Israel. Mashiach worked in professional kitchens for almost 10 years, lived, studied and worked in restaurants around Manhattan, France, Copenhagen, Australia and Israel. .

Mashiach has her own business in Tel Aviv, a baking studio in her home, where she hosts workshops, intimate meals and bake sales and hosts culinary tours in@LevinskyMarket_tlvin Tel Aviv. Mashiach writes a blog and a food column, you can find the blog on her website in both English and Hebrew.

@Liorooooshis answering our @Jews_Of_NYquarantine questionnaire:

1. What does your quarantine schedule look like?

Wake up at 7:30

Workout for an hour

Start working on new recipes, campaigns, orders.

Lunch with my boyfriend

Take advantage of all the daylight I can get for taking photos

Netflix and chill with my boyfriend

2. What’s your favorite spot in your apartment?

tough. Very tough. But I do have a spot on the couch, my boyfriend calls it “Lior’s spot” so I guess that would be it. I’m also in love with my kitchen. The whole of it.

3. What’s your favorite quarantine binge food?

Oy. Such a diet killer, that frustrates me. But, I baked some Amsterdam cookies last week and they’re addictive!

4. What’s your favorite Jewish/ Yiddish word during this time?

Huh. I honestly don’t know!

5. What are you binge watching at this time? We’re watching Seinfeld from the beginning. I think it’s obvious why!

6. How do you spend Shabbat?

Usually I work on Shabbat. So the one MAJOR thing that’s changed for me is that now Shabbat is my day off. Pretty cool, gotta say.

7. What has living through this coronavirus pandemic taught you?

It taught me that people can be amazing. Caring, helping, truly amazing. It also emphasizes the importance of human contact. I’ve not seen my mother in about a month. She lives alone. And that breakers me. I can’t wait to hug her.

8. What do you miss most from your pre-Coronavirus life?

I miss the freedom to do what I want. Nowadays taking out the trash is a stressful act.

9. 3 IG pages that are successful with taking your mind of things.. that you recommend:







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