Babka is a wonderful bakery-cafe in Melbourne, Australia, run by Sasha Lewis and her son Nico, who is the head baker. When I decided to include a babka recipe in this book, I asked Sasha if she had one.
I had never tasted the babka at Babka, but I loved it as soon as I tried the recipe. You can purchase ground poppy seeds online. One small word of warning: if you’re not sure whether you like poppy seeds, try t