20 June 2015

Baba au Rhum with lemon and basil (cake al ron con limón y albahaca)



This popular french dessert with  texture and  delicious taste is a slightly different than the classic rum cake, but the results are notheless lip smacking delicious!

Adapted from Jamie Oliver Book (desserts)


Note:
Someones add whipped cream or  fruits to serve .
I think would be delicious!




Ingredients


160 ml hot milk
1 envelope dry yeast (10g)
335 grams all purpose flour
4 large eggs
550 grams sugar
more two tablespoons +
2 lemons the zest and the juice
120 grams melted butter
pinch of salt
1/3 cup basil leaves
150 ml rum

Method

In a small sauce pan scald the milk over medium heat. remove from the heat and cool to lukewarm.
In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the milk, yeast and 1/2 cup of the flour  and let sit until foamy.
Stir to form a sponge and let rinse until double (about 20 minutes)
Add the eggs  1 at a time, following by the remaining  flour, 2 tablespoon of sugar, salt and zest. Slowly add the melted butter to make a smooth dough.
Let rest for 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 190°c (375 F)

Butter and flour a large baba mold or bundt cake pan.

Place the dough in the prepared pan, cover with plastic wrap, and let rinse in a warm place  about 40 minutes.
Bake on the middle rack for 30 minutes or until the baba is golden brown and the sides have begun to pull away from the pan slightly.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Using a toothpick poke holes all over the top. Pour the warm syrup over the warm cake and let set until the liquid is absorbed, about 5 minutes.
Then turn the baba out in the wire rack and let drain over the sheet pan by 20 minutes.
Slow drizzle the rum over the the top in 2 additions.

Transfer to a cake plate and garnish with some basil leaves.
You can serve with whipped cream.


Rum soaking syrup

 In a medium saucepan combine sugar,the basil lemon juice , remained zest and  3 1/2 cups water  except the rhum.
(reserve some basil leaves to garnish)
 Bring to a boil and stir to dissolve the sugar.
Finally add the rhum.
Strain through a strainer and discard the solids. Cover to keep warm for soaking the baba.





Print recipe here
















En Español

Cake al ron con limón y albahaca











100 comments:

  1. Oh my, this sounds delicious, Gloria! I love the sound of the basil and lemon syrup and rum together. I need to make this soon and I agree about the berries on the side - delicious!

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  2. Gloria, We both love bundt cake and this looks like a terrific version. My wife would eat it with whipped cream over the top...and maybe some berries. I'd soak it with a bit of half & half milk. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. David Im sure with whipped cream would be delicious:)
      Hugs

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  3. Nice and round with leaves for me at your sea haha

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    1. Of course the leaves are good for you lol

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    2. The Cat likes it nice and round hahaha!!!!!!

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  4. This looks so beautiful and delicious. My yeast cakes have never turned out so good. Well done, Gloria.

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    1. Thanks Angie, but really I think all you make look beautiful!! really amazing!

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  5. Dear Gloria, What a beautiful bundt!! I love baba rum cake!! xoxo Catherine

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  6. A delicious bundt cake with awesome flavors........ :)

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    1. Thanks Remya! I loved your recipe!

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  7. Lovely cake, Gloria! Basil, lemon and rum sounds good!

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    1. Thanks Joyce, I love basil and thanks God still I had a little plant (we are in winter now)
      xoxo

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  8. che meraviglia, deve essere buonissimo!! buona domenica!

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  9. A delicious bundt cake, perfect for tea time ! have a good Sunday, un abbraccio cara Gloria !

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  10. What a beautiful cake- I love the look of the texture

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  11. I would love to reach in and take a smalllllll bite.

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  12. This cake looks like it would be very moist. I think that it sounds delicious. Hope you have a nice day Gloria!

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  13. What a lovely combination of flavors in your baba au rhum…it sounds delicious.

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  14. Che bello questo Babà e chissà che buono, mi piace l'utilizzo del basilico :)
    Un bacio

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    1. Grazie Daniela, I think basil in it is something special!

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  15. Must be beautifully aromatic; looks so perfect!

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  16. Ma quanto è bella questa ciambella così profumata??
    Un bacione grande!

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  17. I love babà... we usually eat it at least once a month... I have to try this recipe! Besitos!

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  18. très parfumé comme je les aime
    bonne journée

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  19. I love rum baba...and yours looks absolutely scrumptious!
    Thank you so much for sharing this, Gloria...I can't wait to try it.

    Much Love & Hugs xoxoxo

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    1. I love baba too Ygraine!! Thanks to you for stopping by!!
      xoxoxo

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  20. This looks so exotic and delicious. How wonderful to do it with lemon and basil!

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    1. Thanks Suzy! Yes with basil and lemon is really light and delicious!

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  21. Bravo mon amie, ton baba est magnifique.
    A bientôt.

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  22. It looks delicious Gloria!

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  23. Gloria, I love these types of cakes and yours looks absolutely delicious and utterly delightful - you do the bess presentations my dear!

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    1. aw Thanks Andrea!!
      really I love this version of Baba rhum, just delicious!!
      xo

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  24. I'd love a big slice and a cup of coffee please!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  25. Buonissimo Gloria! You are very inspiring with your recipes, they all make my mouth water!! I could have this for merenda now :-)

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  26. Oh Gloria, this would be great for my breakfast! Looks fantastic!! Hugs, Mary

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  27. Hi Gloria.....how have you been?
    I saw you over at Blue's! He even put me in his game!
    Your baking is absolutely delightful....bravo!
    Have a great week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  28. Yes Linda blue is a crazy!
    Did you look the outfit he put me??
    Im ok but i had some hard days.
    thanks by coming Linda.
    hugs to miss V:)

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  29. I've made it once and we loved it! You reminded me of making it again!

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  30. Originalissimo questo babà, complimenti Gloria!!!!

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  31. A lovely variation on a classic dessert!

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  32. What a beautiful looking cake! Looks so moist! My basil is actually growing outside! Last year it just shriveled. ha.

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    1. This is the best time there for basil!
      Here are the last I think when is cold they doesnt grow!

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  33. Wow, what a lovely cake ~ I also like presentation dear ~ Looks very good, smiles ~

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  34. The cake and your photos make a fantastic combination, Gloria. Yum!

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  35. Hi Gloria,

    This cake looks gorgeous! Love the presentation :)

    Zoe

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  36. I kind of think I need to go buy a bundt pan! So pretty :)

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    1. Thanks Cathleen
      I made this with a silicon mold.
      And was perfect:)

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  37. Cake is always better when rum-soaked! This looks quite yummy.

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  38. Nothing's better than a delicious and well soaked rhum baba ... I must try it with lemon and basil. It should be great !
    Have a nice day, Gloria
    Hélène

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  39. Beautiful and aromatic bundt cake!

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  40. Grande Gloria un bellissimo abbinamento molto fresco

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  41. basil is such an unexpected and delightful addition!!

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  42. Wow! Con questo dolce ti sento più vicina a me e alla mia Napoli! :D Bravissima Gloria, deve essere delizioso e poi mi piace molto l'accostamento con il basilico :) Sono assente in questo ultimo periodo a causa della mia emicrania ma va un pochino meglio. Grazie per esserci e per il tuo affetto, un abbraccio <3

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    1. Grazie Vale!
      Im sorry you dont feel well cara! Hope you feel better soon!!
      Un abbraccioi!
      baci!

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  43. rhum e basilico, wow! complimenti, mi piace!

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  44. Che splendido e profumato abbinamento per un meraviglioso risultato!!!
    Baci

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  45. This sounds like it would be very fresh tasting. :) I would love to try some! Thanks for sharing.
    ~Jess

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  46. Rum cake is delicious, Gloria and this is it kicked up a notch! It sounds delicious and I can imagine how moist it is. Thanks for the good recipe and have a great rest of the week!

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  47. This rum cake looks fantastic!! I would die to try some!

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  48. Gloria, deve essere fantastico al profumo di basilico! Il babà è uno dei miei dolci preferiti che fa parte della tradizione Napoletana!
    Questa rivisitazione al basilico è spettacolare, che bontà sublime!!!
    Bravissima Gloria!!!
    Un abbraccio e felice domenica!
    Laura<3<3<3

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  49. Lovely cake--and what a unique combination of flavors!

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