We'll take any excuse to break some bread. Today, our reason is, well, just because we want to. In honour of this, we've compiled a list of some local home bakers and online bakeries who have gotten really good at making, baking, and breaking some of our favourites with us.
Babka: The Awkward Baker and Naked Bakery
Fans of Seinfeld will remember that scene from "The Dinner Party" where Jerry and Elaine fought acquaintances over the last loaf of chocolate babka. If you're just as much of a fan of this delicious loaf — or simply looking for something to bring to dinner — then look no further than at The Awkward Baker. Their classic chocolate babka features impeccable swirls that cross brioche bread and dark chocolate. Fruitier flavours are also available with an intriguing combination of apple and cinnamon — perfect for a sweet treat after a long day.
Not big on sweets, but still curious about the braided brioche bread? In addition to their dark chocolate and candied orange Rapunzel babka, Naked Bakery also makes two savoury babka flavours: the Shi Lin with caramelised shallots and cheese, and the Demi with black truffle sauce and slivered garlic.