Spiced Rum Baba with Rhubarb

This French pudding's homemade spiced rum syrup perfectly offsets the sharpness of in season rhubarb for a delightful treat


For the baba

  • 250g strong white flour
  • 15g fresh yeast
  • 15g caster sugar
  • 5g salt
  • 150ml milk
  • 50g unsalted butter, softened

For the spiced syrup

  • 200ml Dark rum
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 20g ginger, thinly sliced

For the poached rhubarb

  • 200g rhubarb, cut into chunks
  • 1tbsp. caster sugar

  • 250g Greek yoghurt
  • Small bunch of mint, leaves picked bold text here


  1. For the babas, combine the flour, yeast, sugar and salt in the bowl of a food mixer and with your hands, distribute well all the ingredients. Add the milk and using a dough hook, knead on a low speed for about 6 – 7 minutes. Add the butter and continue kneading for another 3 minutes or until fully incorporated. Transfer the dough into a bowl, cover with cling film, and allow to double up in size. Knock the dough back and allow to relax for a minute before dividing into equally divided portions, shape into rounds and place inside a greased muffin tray. Cover with cling film and allow to prove once again.
  2. Place the babas in a cold Miele Oven and select Moisture Plus 180°C, 1 automatic burst of steam and bake them for 20 minutes. When ready, allow them to cool down for a few minutes on a wire rack.
  3. For the spiced syrup, combine 200ml water, the rum, sugar and ginger in a saucepan over a medium heat and gently warm until the sugar is fully dissolved and keep warm. Pour the syrup all over the barely warm babas.
  4. For the rhubarb, place it on a solid steam container with the sugar and steam on 85 degrees for 8 minutes. When ready, allow to cool down.
  5. To serve, cut in half the babas and brush with the spiced syrup, place them on a bowl, add another spoonful of the syrup, followed by the yoghurt, rhubarb and mint. Serve.

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