Savory babka with goat cheese and leek

Savory babka with goat cheese and leek

Based on 19 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
35
min.
Baking
90
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
300 g 
goat cheese
1  
leek
7 g 
dry yeast
1 tsp 
salt
2 tbsp 
sugar (divided)
180 ml 
water (warm)
2  
eggs
40 ml 
olive oil
400 g 
flour
flour for dusting
olive oil for brushing
butter for serving
Metric
Imperial
  • 300 g goat cheese
  • 1  leek
  • 7 g dry yeast
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sugar (divided)
  • 180 ml water (warm)
  • 2  eggs
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 400 g flour
  • flour for dusting
  • olive oil for brushing
  • butter for serving

Utensils

  • oven
  • cooling rack
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment
  • loaf pan (30-cm/12-in)
  • rolling pin
  • 2 large mixing bowls

Enjoy with

Herbal tea or black tea with milk
Because what’s bread and butter at tea time without a cup of tea?

Nutrition per serving

Cal
261
Protein
11g
Fat
12g
Carb
27g

Step 1/6

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F. Add flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt to large mixing bowl and stir. Whisk eggs into oil and add to bowl. Add water and mix until the dough Comes together. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for approx. 90 min. It should double in size.
  • 400 plain flour
  • 7 dry yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar (divided)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 180 ml water (warm)
  • oven
  • stand mixer or hand mixer with dough hook attachment
  • large mixing bowl

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F. Add flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt to large mixing bowl and stir. Whisk eggs into oil and add to bowl. Add water and mix until the dough Comes together. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for approx. 90 min. It should double in size.

Step 2/6

Meanwhile, clean and slice the leek into fine rings add it to a bowl and mix in goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  • 1 leek
  • 300 goat cheese
  • salt
  • pepper
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large mixing bowl

Meanwhile, clean and slice the leek into fine rings add it to a bowl and mix in goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 3/6

Briefly knead risen dough again before transfering to a floured surface and rolling out until approx. 1 cm/0.5 in. thick. Spread leek filling evenly over it.
  • flour for dusting
  • rolling pin

Briefly knead risen dough again before transfering to a floured surface and rolling out until approx. 1 cm/0.5 in. thick. Spread leek filling evenly over it.

Step 4/6

Roll the dough on the long side into a a tight log, like you would a carpet.

Roll the dough on the long side into a a tight log, like you would a carpet.

Step 5/6

Cut half of the log in half lengthwise, and weave into a braid. Repeat with the other half of the log. Transfer dough to the loaf pan cut side-up and brush with olive oil.
  • olive oil for brushing
  • loaf pan (30-cm/12-in)

Cut half of the log in half lengthwise, and weave into a braid. Repeat with the other half of the log. Transfer dough to the loaf pan cut side-up and brush with olive oil.

Step 6/6

Transfer babka to the oven and bake for approx. 35 min. at 200°C/400°F. Let babka cool, then slice and serve with butter. Enjoy!
  • butter for serving
  • oven
  • cooling rack

Transfer babka to the oven and bake for approx. 35 min. at 200°C/400°F. Let babka cool, then slice and serve with butter. Enjoy!