In this recipe, we craft a beautiful, glossy Cinnamon Babka, topped with a sweet honey syrup glaze.

Get your ingredients ready. Mix milk and sugar in a bowl, add yeast, and wait for bubbles to form on top.

INGREDIENTS

Using a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, mix the cinnamon babka dough until it becomes smooth and stretchy.

MAKING DOUGH

For the first proof, cover the bowl with a damp cloth and place it in a warm spot.

FIRST PROVE

While the dough rises, get the cinnamon babka filling ready by mixing the ingredients in a small bowl.

MAKING FILLING

Once the dough has finished proving, shape it into a rectangle.

SHAPE THE DOUGH

Use your fingers to gently spread the sugar and cinnamon babka filling across the dough, making sure it's evenly and thinly applied.

SPREAD

Roll the babka dough up tightly from the long side, place it on a baking tray, and chill it for 30 minutes.

ROLL THE DOUGH

After the dough has chilled, use a sharp knife to slice it in half lengthwise.

SLICE THE DOUGH

Overlap the dough halves to make a thick twist and let it prove until it's puffy.

SECOND PROVE

Make the cinnamon babka glaze by heating the ingredients in a pan and simmering to form a syrup.

MAKING GLAZE

Bake the cinnamon babka for 25 minutes until golden brown and risen, then brush with glaze. Cool before slicing, and enjoy your pretty swirled bread!

BAKE AND SERVE