Preparation info

  • Makes

    2

    10 inch fluted breads
    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

“Baba” is the colloquial Ukrainian word for woman or grandma. “Babka” is the diminutive of that word but is more commonly used as the name of the yeast-raised breads served at Easter. Babka is usually a tall, cylindrical bread similar to Italian pantone, but it can also be baked in a fluted tube pan. Folktales revolve around two explanations of how this bread got its name. One explanation is that the shape of the loaf represents a statuesque matron or even a phallic sym