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The Bread Project TCHO Chocolate Babkas

A sweet, yeast-leavened cake, babka is traditional at many types of holiday celebrations in Eastern Europe. A soft brioche-like dough is filled with homemade candied orange zest, chocolate chunks and ganache made from locally sourced Tcho chocolate, and then folded into individual tulip-shaped baking cups. Before baking, the babkas are topped with a toasted-almond streusel. The babkas are made by The Bread Project in Emeryville, California, a nonprofit that trains people with limited resources in the art of baking, helping them develop expert job skills for working in the food industry. 5 babkas (9.5 oz. total). Made in USA. A Williams-Sonoma exclusive.
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1 of 2(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Review 1 for The Bread Project TCHO Chocolate Babkas
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
AliElt
,New York City
,NY
New York City
July 25, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Purchased:More than once
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Couldn't Disagree More!
July 25, 2013
Clearly the person who wrote this was CORRECT - He/she had never eaten a babka so he/she would not be able to appreciate the work and care put into this. I am Eastern European so I KNOW A GOOD BABKA WHEN I EAT ONE. The almond struesal topping was light and crisp and the orange zest was such a welcome suprise. The locally used chocolate was just the perfect amount of dark! Please post my review...this product deserves to be BOUGHT!!!
Pros: Texture, Authentic, Flavor, Great Gift
Review 2 for The Bread Project TCHO Chocolate Babkas
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
SouthernGal820
July 9, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Would You Recommend? No
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Did Not Like!
July 9, 2013
I must be fair and say I've never had a babka so nothing to compare it to, however, these things were so disgusting to me. The chocolate is soooo bitter - it's like the bitter chocolate powder you use for baking. The pastry is dry and tasteless. The topping was okay but not good enough to make it edible. Not a hit with our family, we have all of them but one (that was thrown in the garbage) left over and are hoping they can be returned.
Cons: Disappointing, Texture, Flavor
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AliElt
New York City
Posted July 22, 2013
These were FANTASTIC
I couldn't disagree more with the person who wrote the prior review. I have been eating Babka all my life so I know a good Babka when I taste one! The Tcho chocolate was perfect! The grated orange zest was such a suprise - and I have never had anything like this. The almond struesal was so toasty and perfectly proportioned ontop OF THIS GENEROUSLY sized pastry. These were clearly made by an artisan. AMAZING!
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