In the picture above you see the same dough prepared two different ways. The babka dough is rolled around a chocolate filling. In the left picture the dough is slashed and twisted so that the chocolate is on the the outside of the loaf. In the right picture the dough is twisted around the chocolate so that it is hidden inside. The two loaves are exactly the same and dramatically different. This is the essence of cooking. We all take the same ideas and ingredients, sometimes even the very same recipes, and end up with completely different results. That's the special seasoning that makes what we do so much fun.
March 22, 2005