Brown Sugar Apple Cinnamon Babka: Soft yeasty sweet braided dense bread filled with fresh Honeycrisp apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon all coated in an apple cider butter glaze.
I’ve said on more than one occasion that I can’t stand today’s political climate.
So much hate.
This week that hate went towards Taylor Swift and Kanye West.
Now Kanye’s wasn’t so much about hate as it was OMG he’s insane.
Which honestly, he is mentally ill.
If you have never seen someone on a manic high…you just experienced with Kanye in the last two weeks.
Kanye was diagnosed with bipolar and he now claims it’s just sleep deprivation.
Which he might be sleep deprived since those who are bipolar and are on a manic high due tend to get little sleep.
I am not surprised that Kanye is pro-Trump.
He is worth 250 million according to most sources and today’s administration definitely benefits the rich.
I don’t think he is insane for liking Donald Trump…I do however think he is in desperate need of an intervention and not because who he votes for but because of his illness.
Then there was Taylor Swift.
All the people praising Kayne for being bold and going against then grain turned around and told Taylor Swift to STFU, that she was a celebrity and had no right to speak.
Both are citizens of the United States.
Interestingly enough Kanye chooses not to vote.
Taylor however does.
For the first time she chose to speak out about it.
And Republican’s lost their minds.
But I’m not sure why.
She said who she was voting for and why.
Then made this statement:
“Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway.
So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do.”
She never once told people how to vote.
Taylor simply said to educate yourself about the candidates and pick one that comes closest to your own personal values.
And then go out and actually vote.
Gee, what a horrible person she is…telling people to go pick someone based on their values.
I’ve watched her be raked over the coals for that totally sensible and logical statement.
I get annoyed and then I tend to bake bread.
You all know that I love me a babka and so I made one.
My tree outside still keeps producing apples so I still keep making stuff with apples. 🙂
I tried making this babka with buttermilk instead of just milk and really like the texture it gave…so I have a feeling I’ll be sticking with buttermilk in my babka’s from now on.
I’m going to have a Taylor Swift moment for you all and tell you to get out and vote.
Your vote counts…it really does.
For the filling: For the Bread: For the Glaze: Making the Babka:
For the filling:
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For the Glaze:
Making the Babka: