Kokosh!

14 Jun

2 kokosh made by Chef Helen

I made kokosh today to bring to our networking group tonight…So delicious!  I will post the recipe (from another blogger) and my photos in a few days!

(Kokosh is sort of like babka)

To get some today. Call Chef Helen in Boynton Beach
561-676-2078

Here is the recipe…..

You might like to try this one, which I’ve been using for years:

KOKOSH CAKE (2 rolls)      1pkg dry yeast      1/2 c warm water or fruit juice      1/2 c margarine, room temperature      1/2 c oil      3 TBSP sugar      3 1/2 c flour      1/2 tsp salt      2 eggs

Sprinkle the yeast onto the liquid & leave for 5 minutes. Cream margarine with sugar, then blend in yeast mixture & remaining ingredients. Chill dough. Divide into 2 parts & roll each half out on a lightly floured surface, guiding it with your hands into a rectangular shape, till it’s 1/8 thick. It’s helpful to lift the dough occasionally as you roll so it doesn’t stick to the surface. Brush dough with oil (walnut or hazelnut oil — leftover from Pesach? — is especially good for this). Sprinkle with a mixture of:      3/4 c Dutch process cocoa powder      3/4 c sugar      1/4 c powdered sugar

(Optional but gives great texture to your filling) Drizzle the filling with a couple of tablespoons of rice syrup or barley malt.

Sprinkle filling with a spoonful or two of water. Roll cakes up loosely. You can glaze at this point but my kids & I prefer unglazed. Bake about 30 minutes at 175 degrees C.

Note,,I adapted some things from the kokosh I had made in the past,. When the dough is rolled out, brush with margarine, then, lemon juice or orange marmalade and matzoh meal.  /then sprinkle the cocoa, and sugar mixture prior to rolling.

I just gave a roll of kokosh toy mother-in law. She said it was the best cake she ever had!

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One Response to “Kokosh!”

  1. chefhelen September 1, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Chefhelen's Blog and commented:

    making this today., If you want some, I am making about 8 loaves just $18 each

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