This rich bread is defined by its many twisting layers of gooey cinnamon-sugar filling. But the dough was so rich and tender that the fabulous filling made it collapse.
Why This Recipe Works
By its very definition, babka is a rich, tender dough. But go too far in that direction and the dough will collapse under the weight of the cinnamon-sugar filling, leaving large holes in the bread. To add richness yet preserve the loaf’s structural integrity, we cut back on the butter and substituted two egg yolks for one whole egg.