*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                            CHEESE FILLED BABKA
 
 Recipe By     : Net
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Sweet Breads                     Cheese
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2  cup           butter -- or margarine, soften
      1/2  cup           sugar
    1      teaspoon      salt
    4                    eggs
    1      pkg           dry yeast
      1/4  cup           very warm water
    1      Tablespoon    lemon rind
    1      teaspoon      cinnamon
    4      cups          flour
    1      cup           milk -- scalded and cooled
                         fine dried breadcrumbs
   12      ounces        farmer  cheese
    4                    egg yolks
    6      Tablespoons   sugar
      1/2  teaspoon      salt
      1/2  teaspoon      lemon extract
      1/2  teasp.        vanilla extract
 
 
  In large bowl, cream butter with sugar until light and fluffy.  In
  second bowl (with mixer at medium speed), beat salt with eggs until
  they are very thick and pale in color.  Stir in the blended butter
  and sugar mixture.  Sprinkle yeast in very warm water (110 degrees),
  stir until dissolved.  With spoon, beat into sugar mixture along with
  lemon rind and cinnamon.  Add flour alterntely with milk, beating with
  spoon after each addition until smooth.  Cover and let rise in warm
  place (85 degrees) until double, about 1 1/2 hours.  Stir down and
  let rise again until double, about 45 minutes.
  Butter, thoroughly, a 3-quart fluted ring mold or bundt pan, dust
  with bread crumbs and set aside.
 
  With mixer on high speed, beat together cheese, egg yolks, sugar, and
  salt until light.  Refrigerate.
 
  To the Babka dough, risen the second time (above directions):
 
  Stir dough down and spoon half of it into the prepared mold or bundt
  pan.  Cover with cheese filling, pressing it down into the dough.
  Spoon rest of dough over the filling and let it rise in a warm place
  until double, about 30 minutes.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.  When
  Babka has doubled, bake for 45-60 minutes or until done.  Remove from
  oven and let stand in pan  for 15 minutes.  Remove to wire rack and
  cool completely.
 
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