For years and years I've heard of people who love babka. Being a nice jewish girl with family born and raised in brooklyn, I've been able to sample babka over the years and frankly never quite understood the allure...that is, until this weekend:
My grandmother visited for dinner and, being a proper lady, brought dessert: a chocolate babka from a new bakery near her home in Brighton Beach. UNBELIEVEABLE. You could smell the chocolate through the plastic it was wrapped in. Previous babkas I'd had were dry and crumbly...this was moist and delicious. My husband and I *evened it up* every few hours and it was gone before we knew what hit us.
Lenny's Euro-American Bakery
532 Neptune Avenue (near the post office)