Potato Babka

Kartopliana babka

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The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

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The word babka refers not only to rich cake-like breads but also to various puffy, egg-type dishes such as this one. Make sure you use a good quality whole milk cottage cheese and hot mashed potatoes and this recipe will surely not disappoint. Using Yukon gold potatoes yields a rich, golden result.


  • 2 cups hot mashed potatoes
  • 2 extra-large eggs, separated
  • ½ cup


Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 9-inch round baking pan with butter.

Put the mashed potatoes in a medium mixing bowl. Beat in the egg yolks. Add the milk, cottage cheese, salt, and black pepper. Beat vigorously until light.

In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites