Babka: Chocolate Almond Schmear Filling

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By Rose Levy Beranbaum

Published 2014

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For people who enjoy a chocolate babka, this is my favorite chocolate schmear filling, which I created for the kugelhopf in The Bread Bible.


bittersweet chocolate, 55% to 62% cacao


Melt the Chocolate

In a small microwavable bowl, stirring with a silicone spatula every 15 seconds (or in the top of a double boiler set over hot, not simmering, water, stirring often—do not let the bottom of the container touch the water), heat the chocolate until almost completely melted.

Remove the chocolate from the heat source and stir until fu