For an almondy twist on the classic rum baba try Amaretto baba with orange blossom cream.
I always knew I loved the idea of a rum baba. A yeasted, butter enriched cake soaked in alcohol usually rum. I mean whats not to love, but on the few occasions I’ve had one I’ve never fully enjoyed it. I think the rum has always just been to overpowering for me if I’m honest. I did this again the other week bought a rum baba thinking surely I will like this one and again just a bit too much for me. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make one myself. I’ve never made one before so I did have to use a recipe bbc food Paul Hollywood one which I have adapted slightly. I decided to change the alcohol opting for a sweet almondy amaretto. For me this turned the babas into something awesome, of course if your not a fan of amaretto you probably wont like these. I topped them off with some fragrant orange blossom cream.
The baba are really pretty easy to make you just need enough time to leave them to rise. Make sure to grease and sugar your cake tins as it makes it so much easier to remove them. I used these little fluted tins but straight edged tins would also work fine. Their not something your going to make every week but as a special treat they really are delicious. Are there any deserts you think you should love but for some reason they never quite hit the spot for you? I’m thinking bread and butter pudding, I have always struggled with the texture a little but love the taste. I think this might be one to experiment with soon.
Have a great week everyone xx