Sarabeth Levine

Rugelach

Rugelach

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka
Makes one large 9 by 5-inch loaf

This streusel-topped loaf of Danish dough, swirled with an almond cream, chocolate,raisins, and cinnamon, is a classic Eastern European holiday bread. But don’t just reserve it for special holidays, as it is a welcome addition to a brunch menu.If the trick of twisting the filled dough into its distinctive three-humped loaf shape seems unfamiliar, it will become clear after some practice.