Rum babas


Rum babas
Rum baba is a classic French dessert, consisting of a small cake soaked in rum syrup and filled with a little Chantilly (whipped cream).
66,0033.9/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: November 24th 2013

For 8 babas, you will need:

Change those ingredients for: 4 babas 8 babas 16 babas 24 babas

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Keeping:

A few days in the fridge after soaking, but without cream.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 5 min.
Rum babas : Photo of step #1
Melt 40 g butter in a small saucepan and leave to cool.

Stage 2 - 3 min.
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Put into a food mixer bowl: 125 g flour, 5 g yeast, ½ teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon caster sugar and 2 eggs.

Stage 3 - 15 min.
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Knead on slow speed until the dough comes away from the sides of the bowl.

Stage 4 - 5 min.
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Then add the melted butter and continue kneading until this is well mixed in.

Stage 5 - 1 hour
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Gather the dough into a ball, transfer to another bowl and cover with a plastic sheet.

Leave to rest for 1 hour.

Stage 6 - 5 min.
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After this time, pat out roughly by hand into a slab 1/2 cm (1/4 inch) thick.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Cut circles out of the dough with a cutter 5 to 6 cm (2 to 2.3 inches) in diameter.

Stage 8 - 1 hour
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Put into proper baba moulds, if possible, or arrange on a baking sheet. Cover with a plastic sheet and leave to rise until doubled in volume (about 1 hour).

Stage 9 - 20 min.
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Preheat the oven to 390°F (200°C).

Bake for about 20 minutes.

Stage 10 - 15 min.
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Leave to cool on a wire rack.

You will see how using proper baba moulds gives the characteristic central well.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Prepare the syrup by mixing 350 ml water and 200 g caster sugar. Bring to the boil and remove from the heat.

Then add 80 ml rum, ½ vanilla pod and the juice and zest of 1 lime.

Stage 12 - 5 min.
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Trim the rounded bottoms off the babas...

Stage 13 - 5 min.
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...and put the into the syrup. If necessary, pour syrup over the top using a spoon so that they are thoroughly soaked.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
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Place each baba in a ramekin or small dish and fill the centre with Chantilly (whipped cream).

Your rum babas are ready to be enjoyed.

Remarks

You can very the flavour of the syrup by using a different alcohol (such as Macvin du Jura, a fortified wine) or fruit. Of course, they will no longer be rum babas, but will still be delicious.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,467 Kcal or 10,329 Kj32 gr328 gr86 gr
123 %12 %31 %13 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
211 Kcal or 883 Kj3 gr28 gr7 gr
11 %1 %3 %1 %
Per baba
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
308 Kcal or 1,290 Kj4 gr41 gr11 gr
15 %2 %4 %2 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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This recipe uses (among others)
WaterWater: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Classic French white bread, Butter cream, Franche-Comté sticks, Fougasse with bacon and Comté, Benoîton, ... All
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Chouquettes, Strawberry Charlotte, St Tropez tart, Strawberries in a thyme and lemon-flavoured red wine reduction, Apple charlotte with toasted brioche, ... All
FlourFlour: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Pretzels, Leek and tuna loaf, Naan, Sausage mushroom and cheese crumble, Fillets of sole meunière, ... All
RumRum: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Gâteau Breton (Brittany butter cake), Pistachio cream, Pogne de Romans, Cannelés, Brioche slices with almond cream, ... All

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