*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                                   Babkas
 
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 Serving Size  : 20   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Dessert Breads
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      3/4  cup           Butter -- soft
      1/2  cup           Sugar
   10                    Egg yolks
    2      packages      Active dry yeast
      1/4  cup           Warm water
    1      teaspoon      Salt
    1      tablespoon    Lemon rind
    1      cup           Milk -- room temperature
    5 1/2  cups          Flour
    1      cup           Golden raisins
                         Confectioner’s sugar
 
 In large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in yolk, one
at a time, until pale and fluffy. In small bowl, soften yeast in water,beat in
egg mix salt,peel, milk and yeast. Slowly beat in 5 1/2 cups of flour until a
soft dough forms. Turn out on lightly floured work surface, knead 8-10 minutes,
until smooth and elastic. Knead in raisins. Place in greased bowl. Grease top.
Let rise 1 hour, or until doubled in bulk. Punch down, divide in half. Place in 2
greased and floured 8 inch fluted pans, let rise until double in bulk (covered)
Bake in 350 F oven 25-30 minutes, or until well browned. Invert on rack. Sprinkle
with confectioner’s sugar. Tastes better eaten within a couple of days.
 Two Babkas, 10 servings each.
 
 
 
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