Everything Bagel Babka
 
Ingredients
  • Babka Dough
  • 1 c whole milk
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 c bread flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 pkgs (4½ tsps) instant yeast
  • ½ c nonfat powdered milk
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 5 Tbsp butter, softened
  • Everything Bagel Filling
  • ½ c butter, softened
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp dried minced onion
  • tsps flaky sea salt, like Maldon
  • 2 tsps dried minced garlic
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Tbsp water
Method
  1. Make the dough according to the instructions here.
  2. Prepare two 8" x 5" bread pans by oiling them and lining them with parchment. Set aside.
  3. To prepare the filling, blend the butter and egg white with an electric beater until well combined, being careful not to whip. You don't want to work too much air into the butter or you might end up with big holes in your babka. Add the sesame seeds, poppy seeds, minced onion, sea salt, and garlic and beat until evenly distributed.
  4. Divide the prepared dough in half and roll one piece into an 8" x 14" rectangle. Spread with half of the butter mixture, leaving a ½" border around the edge. With the long edge in front of you, roll the dough upward to make a tight log. Pinch tightly to seal, then gently roll the log back and forth until it is approximately 16" - 18" inches long. Gently twist the roll and transfer it to the pan, folding it back over itself. Repeat with the remaining half of the dough.
  5. Cover the dough with oiled plastic wrap and allow to rise until doubled in size, approximately 2 hours. About an hour and a half into the rise, set your oven for 325F.
  6. When the dough has risen sufficiently, combine the egg with the water to make an egg wash. Gently brush the loaves, then bake for 45-55 minutes until nicely golden and firm when pressed.
  7. Cool the bread in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove the loaves from the pans and allow to cool completely on a rack before slicing.
Notes
Babka Dough Recipe slightly adapted from The Kitchn.
Everything Bagel Spice Blend slightly adapted from Cooking Channel.
Recipe by Whisk Kid at http://whisk-kid.com/2016/04/the-savory-side-of-life-everything-bagel-babka.html