One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A loaf-shaped coffee cake made with sweet yeast dough to which raisins, chocolate, or nuts may be added.
- ‘Baba or babka is one of the most distinctive of all Ukrainian breads, traditionally served at Easter.’
- ‘Polish Americans have, in addition to the sausage, also contributed staples to American cuisine, including the breakfast roll, bialys, the babka coffeecake, and potato pancakes.’
- ‘Following the Easter Liturgy, the priest blesses colored eggs, sausage, babka (special Easter bread), and cheese.’
- ‘Light-footed waitresses pace the floor slinging babka French toast and eggs with kielbasa, and - mostly - plates of pierogi to a mixed crowd of chatty locals.’
Polish, diminutive of baba (see baba).
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