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A coffeecake shaped like a loaf or a cylinder and often flavored with chocolate, cinnamon, nuts, or dried fruit such as raisins.

[Polish, diminutive of baba, old woman.]
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(Cookery) a type of sweet Polish cake traditionally containing rum, raisins, orange-peel and almonds
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(ˈbɑb kə)

n., pl. -kas.
a spongy yeast cake.
[1965–70; < Polish, diminutive of baba baba]
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Noun1.babka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almondsbabka - a coffee cake flavored with orange rind and raisins and almonds
coffee cake, coffeecake - a cake or sweet bread usually served with coffee
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And babka (a tribute to a favorite "Seinfeld" episode).
in Sikatuna Village, Hiraya Bakery offers the brand's classics, like the popular Rosemary Caramel Shortbread and Cinnamon-Cardamom Babka Knots.
Many young women felt obligated to practice medicine at rural zemstva (local district council) outposts, and they fit into the stereotype of the babka, a local village Russian woman healer, so villagers accepted them (Tuve, 1979).
It occupied the Sylva basin from its start till the Tis inflow including its tributaries Babka, Iren, Irgina, Shakva, and Barda (the Sylva is a left-bank tributary of the Chusovaya which is the Kama tributary).
Christian Ludwig, the architect who designed the first skyscraper in Bratislava ndash Manderlaacutek ndash and department store Brouk a Babka, today the Dunaj department store, is buried here, too.The gravestones at Evangelical cemeteries are generally less spectacular, yet there are many valuable works of art at the Cemetery at Kozia Braacutena.
Second, Shira sits down with her favorite gentile, Harvard Divinity School professor Charles Stang, to talk about how he formed his Christian identity, discovering his love of Ashkenazi food, and the challenge of finding good babka in Israel.
Either way, the modern babka is a delight - a rich, sweet plaited loaf, brioche-like in texture, laced with layers of cinnamon or, as we're doing today, chocolate.
Into a random little restaurant we gravitated, floating into it like a couple of cartoon characters from Tom and Jerry, intoxicated by the smell of something sweet, the scent trail of a chocolate babka.
[8.] Chung J, Babka HL, Graef GL, Staswick PE, Lee DJ, Cregan PB, Shoemaker RC and JE Specht The Seed Protein, Oil, and Yield QTL on Soybean Linkage Group I.
The restaurant has been shipping its products -- not the whole menu, but latkes, pastrami, corned beef, knishes, babka, pickles and more -- domestically since the 1990s.
Dana Dubova, Drahoslav Gric, Vilem Hofbauer, Petr Cech, Frantisek Jaros, Marek Babka, Lukas Vencovsky, Bubureza female choir, Miloslava Vitkova.