Babka Fillings

Posted by bettyboop50 at recipegoldmine.com May 1, 2001

Cinnamon Sugar:
2 tablespoons sweet softened butter
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine all ingredients with a fork until crumbly.

Chocolate Babka:
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup melted sweet butter

Combine together cocoa and sugar. Brush surface of dough with melted butter. Sprinkle with cocoa/sugar mixture. (If you like, you can sprinkle with 1/3 cup chopped pecans).

Cheese Babka:
8 ounces farmer cheese
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 tablespoon flour
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons grated orange zest
    or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine together all ingredients mixing well. Spread on surface of dough. (If you like, you can add 1/4 cup raisins after you spread the cheese.)

Mom's Crumb's:
2 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup butter

Combine all ingredients well.

Poppy Seed Filling:
1 pound poppy seeds
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup hot milk
Grated lemon rind from 1 lemon

Combine all of the ingredients and beat well. Set aside until ready to use. (I always make this in advance and let it sit).

Ground Nut Filling:

Basically the same as above, except you omit the lemon. Mom once in a while would add some vanilla and, if she used almonds, she would add some almond extract (don't add too much as almond extract is very potent).

1 pound ground nuts, your choice
1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter
1 cup hot milk

Combine all of the ingredients and beat well. Set aside until ready to use. (I always make this in advance and let it sit.)