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Rum baba

  • 0:45 Prep
  • 0:15 Cook
  • 10 Servings
  • Advanced


  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk
  • 2 tablespoons thin cream
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried yeast
  • 1 1/2 cups (225g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, lightly whisked
  • 60g butter, melted
  • 1 cup (250ml) water
  • 1 cup (200g) caster sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) dark rum

Chantilly cream

  • 300ml thickened cream
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar mixture
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste


  • 1
    Combine the milk and cream in a small saucepan over low heat. Cook for 1 minute or until just warm. Remove from heat. Add the sugar and yeast and set aside for 5 minutes or until yeast is frothy.
  • 2
    Place flour and salt in a bowl. Add milk mixture and stir to combine. Add eggs and stir to combine. Pour over the butter and cover with plastic wrap. Set aside for 15 minutes or until dough rises slightly.
  • 3
    Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease ten 1/3-cup (80ml) capacity savarin pans or dariole moulds. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the butter until well combined. Spoon the mixture evenly among the prepared pans and smooth the surface. Set aside for 15 minutes to rise.
  • 4
    Bake in preheated oven for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to 180°C and bake for a further 10 minutes or until golden and cooked through. Remove from oven and turn onto a wire rack to cool. Cover with a clean tea towel and set aside overnight to cool and dry.
  • 5
    Combine the water and sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes or until syrup thickens slightly. Remove from heat and add the rum. Stir to combine.
  • 6
    Place rum babas in a shallow container and pour over the warm syrup. Turn to coat. Set aside for 5 minutes to soak.
  • 7
    Meanwhile, to make the chantilly cream, combine cream, icing sugar and vanilla bean paste in a bowl. Use an electric mixer to whisk until soft peaks form.
  • 8
    Place the rum babas on serving plates and serve with chantilly cream.

Source: taste.com.au


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