Carnegie Deli Chocolate Babka
- by Carnegie Deli
- United States
Mile-high pastrami sandwiches might come to mind when you think of the iconic New York City icon Carnegie Deli. But these smoked meat masters also have a way with desserts, especially when it comes to sweet treats like this Chocolate Babka. Somewhere between bread and pastry, this indulgence is soft yet dense, with luxurious layers of chocolatey swirls. Enjoy a thick slice with coffee or tea, slathered with Arethusa Dairy Salted Butter for extra decadence.
- Babka’s roots can be traced back to Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. It’s a sweet braided bread-meets-cake served as a snack or dessert.
- This chocolate babka is perfect simply sliced and enjoyed, but if you happen to have any leftovers, turn them into a rich bread pudding or French toast for a showstopping brunch.
- Carnegie Deli is the epitome of old New York—a small Jewish delicatessen that opened in 1937 near Carnegie Hall.
- Milton Parker transformed the deli into a destination for entertainers; it's even featured in Adam Sandler’s Chanukah Song.
- While the original location has shuttered, Carnegie is now owned by Parker’s daughter and granddaughter, who distribute the classic deli products wholesale.