The perfect Purim Babka

With Purim around the corner, learn how to easily make chocolate Babka with this step-by-step video.

Babka 390 (photo credit: cookkosher.com)
Babka 390
(photo credit: cookkosher.com)
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Ingredients:
Dough:
    * 2 oz fresh yeast (or 4½ tsp dry yeast)
    * ½ cup warm water
    * 6½ cup flour
    * ½ cup sugar
    * 12 oz margarine (3sticks)
    * ½ cup warm orange juice
    * 4 eggs
    * pinch salt
Filing:
    * 2 cup sugar
    * ½ cup confectioners sugar
    * 1 cup sifted cocoa
    * 2 Tbsp coffee granules
    * 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
Topping:
    * 4 oz margarine (1stick)
    * ½ cup sugar
    * 1½ cup flour
    * 1 Tbsp vanilla sugar
To assemble:
    * oil for smearing
    * 1 egg, beaten for egg wash
Directions:
1. Dough: Dissolve the yeast in the water with a drop of the sugar. After it has completely dissolved, combine with the remaining ingredients in the mixer bowl. Mix well with a dough hook to obtain a smooth dough. Cover and allow to rise for 1 hour.
2. Filling: Mix all ingredients and mix well.
3. Topping: Mix by hand to form crumbs.
4. To assemble: Preheat oven to 350F
5. Grease 3 loaf pan. Divide dough into 3 parts. Work with one section at time.
6. Roll the dough to double the length of the pan (about the size of a cookie sheet) and smear with oil. Smear 1/3 of the chocolate filling over the dough. Roll up jelly roll style and pinch the ends closed. Fold the roll in half and twist 3 times. Transfer to loaf pan.
7. Brush with beaten egg. Sprinkle the streusel over the entire roll. Repeat with the remaining two parts of dough.
8. Bake for 1 hour.
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