Mini rum babas
Mini rum babas

Mini rum babas

Preparation 20 minutes
Cooking time 15 minutes
Servings 6 to 8


  • 100 ml (2/5 cup) milk
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) sugar
  • 1 packet of instant dried yeast
  • 2 eggs
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1.25 ml (1/4 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 10 ml (2 tsp) butter
  • 125 ml (1/2 cup) water
  • 25 ml (1 tbsp + 2 tsp) rum
  • 60 ml (1/4 cup) 35% cream
  • 6 to 8 maraschino cherries


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. Heat the milk and 10 ml (2 tsp) of sugar in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Using a thermometer, heat until the temperature reaches 38°C (100°F).
  4. Remove from heat. Add the yeast and stir to dissolve. Set aside.
  5. Separate the egg whites from the yolks into two different bowls.
  6. Add 35 ml (7 tsp) of sugar to the yolks.
  7. Using a whisk, beat the egg yolks with the sugar until the mixture whitens and doubles in volume.
  8. Then, add the flour alternating with the cooled milk.
  9. Add a pinch of salt to the whites.
  10. With a mixer, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks.
  11. Using a rubber spatula, fold egg whites into the yolks and stir gently, making sure to not destroy air bubbles.
  12. Add the vanilla extract.
  13. Butter the inside of the baba moulds.
  14. Pour the mixture into the moulds until half full.
  15. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  16. In a saucepan, bring the water and 60 ml (1/4 cup) of sugar to a boil over medium-high heat, without stirring.
  17. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add the rum. Set aside.
  18. When the babas are removed from the oven, take them out of the moulds.
  19. Pour half the syrup into the moulds.
  20. Place the babas back in the moulds and brush with the remaining syrup.
  21. Let cool, then refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  22. Pour the cream into a bowl.
  23. Using a whisk, beat until whipped cream is obtained.
  24. Add 10 ml (2 tsp) of sugar and stir.
  25. Garnish each baba with whipped cream and a cherry.
  26. Serve.
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