Babka, which means “little grandmother” in Yiddish, is a traditional Jewish loaf of sweet bread. It all started when nuts and seeds were twisted up with scraps of challah dough on Shabbat, then it evolved into the modern-day chocolate version after Jews arrived in New York. There’s a lot going on in our babka. We start with a rich, buttery brioche dough; brush it with dark chocolate; sprinkle it with chocolate crumble and orange syrup-soaked raisins; twist it up and carefully place that work of art in the pan. The loaf is baked to a golden brown with a fragrant, cinnamon sugar top. We’ll go a long way for full flavor! A slice of our dark chocolate raisin babka is great for morning coffee, evening dessert, afternoon tea time, or any time. Warming it up a little would be nice too. Enjoy!