|300 g||goat cheese|
|7 g||dry yeast|
|2 tbsp||sugar (divided)|
|180 ml||water (warm)|
|40 ml||olive oil|
|flour for dusting|
|olive oil for brushing|
|butter for serving|
Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 400°F. Add flour, dry yeast, sugar and salt to large mixing bowl and stir. Whisk eggs into oil and add to bowl. Add water and mix until the dough Comes together. Cover bowl with a damp towel and let rise in a warm place for approx. 90 min. It should double in size.
Meanwhile, clean and slice the leek into fine rings add it to a bowl and mix in goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
Briefly knead risen dough again before transfering to a floured surface and rolling out until approx. 1 cm/0.5 in. thick. Spread leek filling evenly over it.
Roll the dough on the long side into a a tight log, like you would a carpet.
Cut half of the log in half lengthwise, and weave into a braid. Repeat with the other half of the log. Transfer dough to the loaf pan cut side-up and brush with olive oil.
Transfer babka to the oven and bake for approx. 35 min. at 200°C/400°F. Let babka cool, then slice and serve with butter. Enjoy!