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Babki Smietankowe (Filled Baba) Recipe

2 c. Butter/margarine, room temp
1 c. Sugar, granulated
2 x Large eggs
3 x Egg whites
2 1/2 c. Flour, all-purpose
3 x Egg yolks
3/4 c. Sugar, granulated
3/4 c. Whipping cream
1/4 tsp Salt


For baba: Beat butter at high speed of an electric mixer. Gradually add in sugar, creaming till fluffy. Beat in whole Large eggs and 2 egg whites. Stir in flour, and mix well. For custard: Combine all ingredients in the top of a double boiler or possibly a heavy saucepan (you can also cook the custard in the microwave). Cook and stir till custard is thickened; set aside to cold a few min. Generously grease muffin pan c.; coat with fine dry bread crumbs. Line each c. with 1 Tbsp. of the baba dough. Spoon in 2 Tbsp. of the custard, and top with more dough. Beat reserved egg white till just foamy, and brush top of each bab. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 min. Makes18 babas.

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