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Coffee Baba
Coffee Baba
(Baba Al Caffe)
 
 
Ingredients:

For the Cake:
7 oz (200 grams) plain flour
1/4 oz (10 grams) fresh yeast
3 eggs
6 fl oz (175 ml) lukewarm milk
3 and 1/2 oz (100 grams) unsalted butter cut into pieces, plus extra for greasing
1 oz (25 grams) caster or superfine sugar
Salt

For the Syrup:
6 fl oz (175 ml) freshly brewed coffee
5 tablespoons rum
2 oz (50 grams) caster or superfine sugar

Directions:

Prepare the Cake:
Cream the yeast with the milk in a bowl, mashing it to a smooth paste with a fork.

Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a mound.

Make a well in the center and add the yeast and eggs.

Mix well.

Add the butter and sugar and mix again until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Cover with a tea towel and leave to rise until almost double in volume.

Grease a ring mould with butter.

Shape the dough into a sausage form and place in the ring mould to half-full.

Leave to rise until almost doubled in volume.

Preheat the oven to 180C (350F) Gas Mark 4.

Bake the Baba for about 40 minutes.

Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the mould.

Prepare the Syrup:
Pour the coffee and rum into a small saucepan.

Add the sugar and bring to a boil.

Simmer gently until the sugar has dissolved.

Turn out the cooled Baba on to a serving dish and gradually pour the coffee syrup on top so that it is completely absorbed. Serves 6.

That's it!
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