Babka 2011



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