Thursday, December 24, 2009

Russ & Daughters' Chocolate Babka is to die for...

Chocolate Babka from Russ & Daughters
Blondie and I had a great time baking last weekend for the 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?

Chocolate Babka from Russ & Daughters

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
(212) 475-4880
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4 comments:

Rosemary said...

looks wonderful...I have always liked the one sold by Zabars and it is actually sold in a local supermarket in my hometown so I can get it locally and cheaper. I believe it was Greens Babka. I will have to try to find this one to compare.

Niko said...

Russ and Daughters, ok I'll pick one up the next time I walk by. Have you ever had the Barney Greengrass babka or mini babkas? Salty thing going on w/ those.

Congrats on the grand prize for awesomeness!

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Tasty Trekker said...

No Way!!! I got a Cinnamon Babka to bring for the holidays from Russ and Daughters. I had always bought Dean & Deluca up till now. Russ and Daughters was so much better IMO.