Lower East Side Girls Club fundraiser and bakeoff. We made our Pear Gruyère Pop Pies and were floored when the judges Gina DePalma from Babbo, Myriam Eberhardt from DBGB Kitchen & Bar, Co-Editor Nichelle Stephens of Cupcakes Take The Cake and Sue Torres from Suenos awarded us the grand prize basket of awesomeness which included a chocolate babka from Russ & Daughters. Forget the cinnamon babka, as far as I'm concerned, all other chocolate babkas are lesser babkas to Russ & Daughters' Chocolate Babka...
Without a doubt Russ & Daughters' chocolate babka is the very best Blondie, Lawman and I have encountered. This delicious streusel topped cake was moist with plenty of chocolate ribbons including a fudgy chocolate layer at the bottom. Yes, a fudgy chocolate layer. It would be easy to put this entire cake away in one sitting. Alone. Whether you're celebrating Jewish Christmas or Gentile Christmas, a chocolate babka from Russ & Daughters makes for a perfect breakfast treat. They're open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so what are you waiting for?
Russ & Daughters Holiday 2009 Hours:
Thursday, December 24th: 8:00am until 6:00pm
Friday, December 25th: 9:00am until 3:00pm
Russ & Daughters
179 East Houston Street
New York, NY 10002-1024
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