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pesto babka flower

pesto babka flower


A savoury twist on the traditional Jewish dessert.

The petals on this decadent babka flower bread may look complicated, but they’re actually pretty easy to create. As Lorraine Elliott from Not Quite Nigella explains, the process involves a simple cut and twist of the buttery dough.

While babka is usually made with sweet fillings like chocolate and fruit, Lorraine’s savoury version is layered with pesto and cheese – and hoo boy does it look tasty. She even suggests giving it a go with our national spread (that's right, Vegemite) and cheese. Have a sqiz at the recipe over here.

To accompany you while you embark on your next culinary quest, we’ve cooked up some lovely kitchen merch, including three colourful tea towels and a flower-power apron. The designs are pulled straight from the pages of the frankie 2022 diary, which is full of vintage kitchen-inspired artwork by Pilgrim Hodgson. Find the lot over at the frankie shop.