Chocolate Babka - Instructions
Generously grease 2, 9x5 inch bread pans.
In a small saucepan, warm the milk and butter until butter melts. In a mixing bowl, combine the bread
flour, 2 cups all-purpose flour, yeast, and 1/4 cup sugar. Add water, the milk-butter mixture, egg, and
salt to dry ingredients and mix well.
Using a stand mixer fitted with dough hook knead know on low speed until smooth and elastic, about 15
minutes. Remove dough hook, and cover dough with a warm, damp cloth and let rise in a warm draft-free
area until doubled in size, about 1 to 1-1/2 hours.
For the chocolate filling: In a medium bowl, stir together the finely chopped chocolate, cinnamon, and
1/4 cup sugar. Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/4 cup chilled butter.
For the streusel topping: In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour.
Using a pastry blender, cut in 1/4 cup chilled butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
When the dough has doubled, punch down and cut it into two equal pieces. Loosely shape each piece into a