Babka (Polish Easter Bread)

Course : Breads
Serves: 1
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2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 package yeast
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup margarine
3 whole eggs -- room temp
1 can raisins -- seedless
1/2 cup brown sugar -- boiled
1/3 cup water -- boiled
1/4 cup rum -- boiled

Preparation / Directions:

mix 3/4 cup flour and yeast. combine milk and margarine in a sauce pan till WARM only. and pour into bowl. add remaining DRY ingredients. and Beat for 2 minutes in electric mixer.. add eggs 1 @ a time and up to a 1/2 cup flour to make a thick batter and then beat for an additional 2 minutes. Cover and let rise till doubled. stir in raisins and turn out into a 2 quart greased tube pan. let rise uncovered for 30 minutes. Bake @ 350 for 40 minutes. before removing form pan and while still hot from oven : prick to witha fork and pour rum syrup over cake.

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