Babka Sampler - 2 Pack

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Essen Bakery is famous for both of their Babka selections, so why choose? This 4-pack is perfect for family events or to store a few extras in your freezer.

Their Cinnamon Hazelnut Babka is made from a traditional yeasted dough, which is swirled with spicy cinnamon, and crushed hazelnuts.

The Chocolate Halva Babka is Essen’s best seller — and for good reason!, It’s made from a yeasted dough enhanced with lemon zest and real vanilla, and generously layered with gooey chocolate filling, Valrhona chocolate chips, and crumbled locally sourced halva.

After years of working in some of the U.S. most iconic restaurants, Chef Tova du Plessis decided to go back to her roots when she opened her Jewish bakery in Philadelphia in 2016. Reflecting her Jewish heritage and heavily influenced by her technical training, Essen Bakery bakes challah, babka, bagels, and more from scratch daily. Essen Bakery is a cozy neighborhood bakery with a big reputation. du Plessis has received 4 consecutive James Beard Award nominations and a Starchefs Rising Star award in 2019.

More Details

  • Each package serves 12 people and includes:
  • 1 Cinnamon Hazelnut Babka
  • 1 Chocolate Halva Babka.
  • Each Babka is approximately 9" long, 3" wide, and weighs 2 lbs.
  • Each Babka serves approximately 6 people.


Cinnamon Hazelnut Babka – Yeast, milk, eggs, flour, butter, sugar, salt, cinnamon, and hazelnuts.
Chocolate Halva Babka – Yeast, Milk, Eggs, Flour, Butter, Sugar, Salt, Lemon Zest, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Halva (Sesame Confection).
Made in a facility that uses nuts.

Instructions / Storage

  • Upon arrival, enjoy Babka immediately or store in fridge.
  • Babka can be stored in the fridge for 5 days or in the freezer for 1 month.
  • Babka can be served at room temperature or warmed

To serve

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Remove packaging and place baked goods on a baking sheet
  • Heat for 5 minutes and remove from the oven
  • Allow to rest for 15 minutes
  • Enjoy!
Download Storage and Prep Instructions

Shipping Details

  • Essen Bakery ships Monday – Wednesday of each week
  • Orders cannot be shipped to P.O. Boxes
  • Orders shipped to Alaska and Hawaii via 2-day will incur an additional $20 charge or $35 for Overnight Shipping. Sorry guys!
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