My planned new recipe fell through when we ate leftovers a couple of nights. I kept pushing other planned meals further down until the new one was off the menu. I got an email for the April Bakealong with King Arthur Flour - Chocolate Babka. I had pinned several recipes for chocolate babka. Those recipes tended to be very involved and used expensive chocolate. I had everything on hand to make King Arthur Flour's version.
I did halve the recipe and used the bread machine to make things even easier. I mixed the filling and topping right by the recipe. I think this is the first recipe in a long time that I followed exactly. While I do need to work on my twisting/shaping, I thought it turned out well considering I was finishing up dinner at the same time as the babka.
My picture is not great as it was late when we actually cut the bread. It was delicious - sweet but not overly sweet. I really loved how easy it was once I tasted it. This will go into my recipe book. Now I want to go back and do the other bakealong challenges.