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Here Is How To Bake Easy Happiness Into Your Weekend.

Here Is How To Bake Easy Happiness Into Your Weekend.

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Good recipes are hard to come by.

Easy recipes abound but are not always good.

Great recipes are rarer than happiness at 6:30 on a Monday morning.

Great AND easy recipes, well they don't exist.

Or do they?

One morning, not so long ago, an email popped up in my inbox from Jen, from the website Jen Reviews. She asked me to give her Chocolate Babka With Mixed Nuts recipe a whirl. Let me preface with I get nervous around things that rise again like zombies and sweet yeast dough. They can make me so full of anxiety; I pretend they don't exist. When I noticed Jen's recipe contained yeast for the sweet dough, I was doubtful I could bake this dreamy chocolate bread into something fabulous.

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I started sweating at the prospect of having to let the dough rise. I almost emailed Jen and told her this post was a no go.

Thank goodness I didn't because we had lots of happiness baked into this weekend because of Jen.

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She made this recipe super easy.

Her Chocolate Babka With Mixed Nuts recipe is an AMAZING way to create something that is delicious, rewarding and impressive for a weekend holiday or just a regular old Sunday. Jen has done a terrific job of showing step-by-step instructions, through her beautiful photography, how to make this bread perfect.

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After, I made the recipe here are 3 Things to consider:

1. If your household is nut-free like mine, double the chocolate needed for the filling and omit the nuts. 

2. Line the bread pan with parchment paper. The paper will hang over the sides of the bread pan. It's an easy way to pull out the bread when the bread is cooled.

3. As Jen mentioned, using high-quality bittersweet chocolate bars in this recipe is a must. The brand that is always consistent and delicious is Guittard. Specifically, I used the Guittard 70% Bittersweet Chocolate {affiliate link} bars for this recipe and the bars are made in a peanut-free facility. 

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Well, enjoy the weekend and thank you, Jen, from Jen Reviews for providing a great and easy recipe that made this weekend delightfully delicious.

See you tomorrow, friends.

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