Do you want to lose some weight? Actually, this is not the case, if one of your friends is Sergei Borodkin, great pastry Chef from Israel. His weapon, his heavy artillery is bread and buns.

A few days ago I watched an excellent video on about overuse of the word ‘awesome’. They say there are, in fact, not so many awesome things in our life.


Sergei’s pastry is awesome. Actually, no. It’s AWESOME!

And I’ve got a great number of these splendid and, believe me, very tasty recipes. All you have to do is to check this blog from time to time for focaccia or, for example, chocolate brioche…

And meanwhile just enjoy this excellent Gugelhupf. It’s veeery tasty!

Gugelhupf by Sergei Borodkin, Pastry Chef at Isrotel Exclusive Collection Hotel Chain

Gugelhupf is a southern German, Austrian, Swiss and Alsatian term for a marble cake, cooked of yeast. Combination of eggs, butter and sugar creates rich taste. In Jewish culinary, Gugelhupfhas has its analogue named ‘babka’.

Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Jewish Cuisine
  • flour – 400 g
  • yeast – 20 g
  • water – 80 ml
  • 2 eggs
  • butter – 60 g
  • sugar – 60g
  • salt – 10 g
  • Stuffing:
  • cream – 80 g
  • butter – 50 g
  • bitter chocolate – 100 g
  1. Sift out flavour, add sugar and salt while stirring.
  2. Add yeast, dissolved previously in water.
  3. Add small chunks of cold butter and eggs then, while stirring.
  4. Wrap in a cling film and let the dough rise at room temperature.
  5. Prepare chocolate stuffing by dissolving chocolate and butter in cream.
  6. Roll out the dough into thin rectangular layer, spread chocolate stuffing over it and roll the dough.
  7. Cut the roll in 15-cm pieces and put in a circle into Gugelhupf baking dish, preliminary oiled and covered with flaked almonds.
  8. Cover dish with towel and let the dough rise for around 20-30 minutes, then bake in the oven for 20 minutes at 180-200 degrees.