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Prep time 120 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 2 loaves
Place all of your dough ingredients in a stand mixer. Using a dough hook, mix together on low for 3 minutes. Increase the speed to high and mix for another 5 minutes. Dough should be shiny and elastic. If it is still super sticky, add more flour in small increments until dough reaches desired consistency.
Spray a large bowl with non-stick spray and place dough in bowl. Cover with a clean towel and let rise for 2 hours or until it has doubled in size.
Grease a clean countertop with canola oil, spreading out with clean hands. Place dough on greased countertop and roll out into a rectangle, 1/4 inch thick.
Brush the entire dough with melted butter and spread cinnamon sugar mixture evenly across the dough.
Working from the longest side, roll up dough into a log, like you would to make cinnamon rolls.
Cut the log in half to create 2 equal sized logs.
Cut one log straight down the middle so the filling is exposed. Secure the ends on one side, and twist both the pieces together. Pinch and secure at the other end.
Repeat with the second log.
Place each load in a greased bread pan and cook at 350 for 25 minutes.
When the babka is finished baking, melt the butter for the icing and combine with the powdered sugar, vanilla and water. Drizzle the icing over the top of the bread (best done with a fork).