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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 9:24 am       Post subject: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
And also between: Cheese Babka and Cheese Danish?
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 9:28 am       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
A babka cake is a higher, yeastier, fluffier cake. Kokosh is much flatter and the chocolate is a lot more gooey.

Babka:

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Kokosh:

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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 11:30 am       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
wow!! thanks for posting those pictures.. I always wondered what the difference was.

thank you !!!
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 11:43 am       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
so did I, and those pics look good enough to eat! Very Happy
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 11:44 am       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
there goes my diet.....
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 11:59 am       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
How do you make the babka shape? Is it to rolls twisted together?
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 12:28 pm       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
Either 2 rolls twisted together (or one long roll twisted in half), or (and I think this is how the one in the picture is made) rolling it in from both ends.
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 12:42 pm       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
I shape babka by rolling it like a jelly roll, joining the ends to make a loop, then twisting it in a double figure 8 and putting it in the pan.

Danish is something else again. Danish is a laminated dough, like puff pastry or croissants. The fat (traditionally butter, but kosher bakeries use margarine to keep it pareve) is put in a block inside a yeast dough and then the package is rolled out and "turned" to make a flaky dough. Babka is more like a rich challah dough, with the fat mixed into the dough. Danish has an egg in the dough, croissants do not, so Danish is cakier and less crisp.

Kokosh cake derives from a Hungarian pastry called makos kalacs, poppy seed roll. In Yiddish, this became just "makosh" and so the variation with chocolate filling became "kokosh".
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YESHASettler









  
Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 1:00 pm       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
Actually I twist it around itself.
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Post Posted: Mon, Apr 30 2012, 1:33 pm       Post subject: re: What's the diff. between: Babka and Kokush Cake?
I've made babka that was basically cake dough with yeast, it wasn't rolled, just dropped into the pan. Kokosh is rolled thinnly. I make kokosh that is divine from an imamother recipe.
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