Sugar Swings! Serve Some: October 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Mummy Babka Bread for Halloween

Mummy Babka Bread for Halloween

If anyone follows my IG you know that over the COVID quarantine I got a little obsessed with making babka bread.  What's babka?? It's a delicious swirled bread that normally has a lot of chocolate and/or other fillings inside.

Here are some of the various ones I've made (and there are more!)

You can find most on my Insta account if you search #babka

Various colorful babka

Well, I had to make another one and Halloween it up.  I mean it seemed right for a mummy costume since it's already swirled and lots of bread twists already.

Mummy white chocolate babka bread

Once you have your sweet bread dough ready, roll it out into a large rectangle. I used white chocolate, coconut cream, cardamom, and a hemp seed mixture to spread all over for the filling. 

How to make mummy babka bread

You can use anything you like really - just leave a border around and roll up like a jelly roll. Cut down the middle and start wrapping the layers around each other. 

How to make mummy babka bread

Put into a loaf pan and let rise in a warm spot for about 30-40 minutes. 

How to make mummy babka bread

I used a little dough to add mummy eyes!

How to make mummy babka bread

After rising it should look nice and puffy. 

How to make mummy babka bread

Bake until internal temperature reaches 190 F. Cover with foil if the top starts to get too brown. 

How to make mummy babka bread

I added extra white chocolate, coconut cream, cardamom mixture on top, and also drizzled some melted white chocolate for a more mummy look. 

Mummy babka bread

Use some black food color to add detail to the eyes!  Then just cut and serve.

Halloween Mummy babka bread

Fun for any Halloween party!

Babka Dough Recipe

1 package instant yeast
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
1/8 cup honey
1 egg
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup warm water

  • Mix yeast and warm water together and let sit for 5-10 mins
  • Mix vanilla, oil, honey, egg, and salt together
  • Add flour to bowl and add yeast mixture and mix until incorporated
  • Add the other ingredients and mix until incorporated
  • Turn out onto the counter and kneed until soft and pliable
  • Cover and let proof until doubled in size
  • Roll out to to 11X14 rectangle (save small portion for mummy eyes)
  • Add filling and roll lengthwise into jelly roll
  • Cut down center and twist each length around each other
  • Add 2 eyes (1 larger circle with 1 smaller circle in center)
  • Add to loaf pan and let proof again for 30-40 minutes
  • Bake at 350 degrees until internal temperature is 190 degrees (cover with foil if the top starts to brown)
  • Once semi-cooled add any extra filling as glaze 
  • Melt vanilla chips and drizzle on top
  • See this video on how to roll out, cut, and shape babka dough


1 cup vanilla chips (melted)
2 tablespoons coconut cream
2 teaspoons cardamom
2 Tablespoons hemp seed

Directions: Mix all together into a paste; save some for a glaze on top once babka is baked.