Cumin babkas on a sea of marinated red peppers

Cumin babkas on a sea of marinated red peppers

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From
Polska
Serves
6
Prep
45 mins
Photographer
Laura Edwards

These fluffy, white babkas look beautiful floating on top of a red sea of peppers. This dish hails from the tallest and most imposing Tartra Mountains that Poland shares with Slovenia. The mountain folk here have their own specific culture, which they fiercely preserve. It is not uncommon to see them wearing their traditional costumes to church on Sunday. They make beautiful engraved, wooden objects and have their own music and dialect. This recipe is dedicated to them.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the marinated peppers

Quantity Ingredient
2 red peppers, sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
1 bay leaf
salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste

For the babkas

Quantity Ingredient
250g ricotta
2 eggs, separated
1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
larch pinch sea salt

Method

  1. First prepare the marinated peppers. Rub the red peppers with some olive oil and a little salt and place under a hot grill for about 7 minutes, turning them regularly so that they are slightly charred on all sides.
  2. Once they’ve cooled down, slice them, discarding the core and seeds, and place them in a small bowl. Pour over enough white wine vinegar to cover, add the fresh thyme, bay leaf and some freshly ground black pepper. Leave to marinate for at least 1 hour, ideally overnight.
  3. When you are ready to make the babkas, preheat the oven to 150°C and lightly grease six silicone cupcake moulds. Blend the ricotta thoroughly with the egg yolks. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl with the vinegar, until they form soft peaks, and fold into the ricotta mixture. Stir in the cumin and salt and pour into the greased silicone moulds.
  4. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes, or until golden. Serve the babkas on top of the marinated red peppers.
Tags:
polish
eastern european
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