Desserts Special

Babà

Babà is a typically Neapolitan dessert, although its origins are French.

The preparation requires a little attention and above all a long leavening but the result will be amazing and very particular.

It is also perfect to be served with a soft drink to satisfy even those who do not like rum or cannot consume it.


Servings = 8 pax   –   Prep. Time = 1h   – Baking Time = 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gr. flour
  • 80 gr. butter
  • 125 gr. sugar
  • 20 gr. yeast
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup rhum

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven at 180 °

Begin to dissolve yeast in a glass of warm water.

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Put flour in a large bowl and add salt, eggs and mix. Add 25 gr. of sugar and the melted butter and knead again until well mixed.

Place the dough in a deep babà cake-tin (pre buttered and floured, and let it rest for 1 hour or until the dough is double its size.

Cook in oven for 30 minutes.

While babas are cooling, prepare a syrup warming the water in a pot and adding in sugar and rhum.

When babà are baked, gently sprinkle them with the syrup the cake using a brush.

Serve and enjoy!

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