Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

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Mickey’s Cheese Babka

Ingredients
Dough
4 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
1/2 cup sugar
2/3 cup milk (or water)
2 whole eggs
1 stick of butter (or margarine)
1 tspn vanilla extract
FILLING-
16 oz whipped cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoons vanilla sugar
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 tablespoons vanilla pudding mix
Directions
To form the dough combine flour,
yeast, sugar, milk, eggs, and vanilla
into a soft, slightly sticky dough.
Let rest covered with plastic wrap
until doubled in size.
Prepare the filling by mixing
whipped cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, vanilla sugar, corn starch, and
vanilla pudding mix until smooth.
Separate dough into 2 portions.
Roll out one portion to form a large
rectangle.
Spread half the filling over the
rectangle of dough.
Roll the dough into a log. Fit the roll
into a loaf pan.
Bake for about 30 minutes at 350
degrees Fahrenheit.
Note: The dough can be made parve by substituting margarine and water.
Try other fillings such as poppyseed, apricot, cinnamon sugar, nuts

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