Babka (2011)

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bab·ka (n.) The Polish noun babka, means “grandmother,” and as applied to the cake probably refers to its shape, a tall cylinder, sometimes with corrugations resembling a skirt’s pleats.

I was struck by the Polish word ‘babka’, which has several different meanings. As well as meaning grandmother, it is also the name for this particular type of cake. I searched for a Polish Babka to teach me how to make Babka, and ended up with this beauty.

Poznań, Poland

20.11.11

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