Continued from yesterday......remember that I had that huge pile of dough that I added too many ingredients to? I couldn't decide what to do with it. So, I thought I might as well attempt to make the Russian cupcakes that started me on this quest. I kneaded in a few cups of flour and rolled out the dough. I sprinkled a cinnamon sugar mix and added some mini chocolate chips. Then I rolled it up like the babka and sliced it into one inch pieces.
I smooched them into buttered muffin tins.
I pressed down and separated the centers as much as I could. Then I baked them at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes until golden.
You can see that some of them have a dip in the middle and some filled out as they baked.
I let them cool in the pans for about 5 minutes.
Then I placed them on racks to cool.
I made a basic ganache and filled the centers.
Some of the ganache ran over the sides.
They turned out exactly the way I remembered the Russian cupcakes from my younger years that I so desperately wanted to duplicate. Next time I will simply use the babka dough to make these. The Blog Tech liked these even more than the babka and that is saying something.
And speaking of younger years, here is a blast from the past!