Mini Rum Babas

Mini Rum Babas

  • Preparation 50 min
  • Cooking 20 min
  • Raising 1 h
  • Servings 1
  • Makes 2 dozen

Heartwarming classics like rum babas demand to be spirited away. To create a gift that keeps on giving, we made 24 small bouncy cakes in mini muffin tins, popped them into Mason jars, added our gently alcoholized rum syrup and put a lid on them. Prêt-à-porter! Offer a few to neighbours and party hosts and keep a few for yourself. They can soak for up to three days and still retain their wonderfully light and spongy texture (as long as you occasionally flip the jar to keep all the babas moist.

Featured in RICARDO Magazine (HOLIDAY 2018)

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Ingredients

  • Babas

    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk, lukewarm
    • 1 1/2 tsp instant yeast
    • 1 egg
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 1 cup (150 g) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 tsp sugar
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 cup (55 g) unsalted butter, softened
  • Syrup

    • 2 cups (420 g) sugar
    • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dark rum

Preparation

  • Babas

  • Syrup

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