The babas

Delicious Classic Babas French Recipe

Babas are a  french small saturated syrup cake. This dessert is very popular in France, it is made of a yeasted dough and decorated with Chantilly cream, dried fruits, or any beautiful colorful small sweets.

the Babas are a delicate cake recipe because it is soaked in syrup that is made of lemon and orange zest which is a  feature that makes babas delicious.

The reason I love the babas is that they are fresh and soaked with the amazing syrup flavor of lemons and oranges.

How to make the babas?

Ingredients: ( for 7 babas)

the dough:

  • 154g of flour
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 large eggs ( room temperature)
  • zest 1 lemon and 1 orange
  • a pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of oil

 For the yeast you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of dry yeast
  • 3 tablespoons of warm milk

Syrup ingredients:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 cups of water
  • zest 1 lemon and 1 orange

Preparation of the babas:

  • first things first, you should prepare the yeast for the dough. In a small bowl put 1 tablespoon of dry yeast, sugar, and milk mixed with a spoon until the yeast dissolves. Cover the mixture with a paper film and let it double the volume for about 20 minutes.
  • Now preparation of the syrup: in a casserole put sugar, zest of lemon, and orange, lemon, and let the syrup boil for 10 minutes. After you prepare your syrup let it cool and put it in the fridge.
  • After the preparation of the yeast and the dough now it’s the preparation of the dough: in a large basin put flour, sugar, zest of lemon and orange, a pinch of salt, and eggs. Mix the ingredients together with a whisk, add the yeast that you prepared before to the dough, and whisk again until the ingredients become soft. Finally, add 4 tablespoons of oil and mix again, you will notice that the dough will become soft and shiny.
  • Cover the dough and allow it to rise for 30 minutes.
  • preheat the oven to 180° c.On the other hand, prepare your molds by powdering them with flour.
  •  After 30 minutes Cover your molds with the dough using a tablespoon. Once you finish set the molds aside for 15 minutes to allow the dough to rise again above the molds.
  • After 15 minutes bake the babas until they turn golden brown.
  • Remove the babas from the molds and soak them immediately before they cool into your syrup and turn them several times.
The babas classic French recipe
  • Once you finish soaking all your babas prepare the Chantilly cream to decorate them and put any dry fruits you desire on the top.

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