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Pareve Chocolate Babka

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Pareve Chocolate Babka

Non dairy chocolate babka made the traditional way using a stand mixer.  The dough takes time like bread, but the ooey gooey results are worth it. 

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  • 16Servings


  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 package dry yeast (about 21/4 tsp.)
  • 3/4 cup warm soy milk (105 to 110)
  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 12/3 cups All purpose flour
  • 11/4 cups bread flour
  • 5 tbsp. margarine, cut into pieces
  • cooking spray
  • Filling: 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • Streusel: 2 tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp. margarine, softened


1 Dissolve 1 tsp. sugar and yeast in warm soy milk in the bowl of a stand mixer; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in 6 tbsp. sugar, vanilla, 1/4 tsp. salt, and egg yolk. Lightly spoon flours into dry measuring cups: level with a knife.

2  Add 11/3 cups flour to milk mixture; beat with dough hook attachment at medium speed until well blended (about 2 minutes).Add 5 tbsp. margarine, beating until well blended. Scrape dough out onto a floured surface (dough will be very sticky).
3 Knead until smooth and elastic (about 10 minutes); add about 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1 tbsp. at a time, to prevent dough from sticking to hands. Place dough in a large bowl coated with cooking spray, turning to coat top. Cover and let rise in a warm place, 11/2 hours or until doubled in size.
4 Punch dough down; cover and let dough rest 5 minutes. Line the bottom of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with parchment paper; coat sides of pan with cooking spray.
5 To prepare filling, combine 1/2 cup sugar, cocoa, cinnamon, salt, and chocolate in a medium bowl, set aside.
6 Place dough on a generously floured surface; roll dough out into a 16-inch square. Sprinkle filling over dough, leaving a 1/4 inch border around edges. Roll up dough tightly, jelly-roll fashion; pinch seam ends to seal.
7 Holding dough by ends, twist dough 4 times as if wrining out a towel. Fit dough into prepared pan. Cover and let rise 45 minutes or until doubled in size.
8 Preheat oven to 350.
9 To prepare streusel, combine powdered sugar, 1 tbsp. all purpose flour, and 1 tbsp. softened butter, stirring with a fork until mixture is crumbly; sprinkle streusel evenly over dough. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until loaf is browned on bottom and sounds hollow when tapped.
10 Cool bread in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack: remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing.