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rum baba

Invented in France, but a favourite in Naples. The cake can be soaked in rum, or other liqueurs or just syrup, with some whipped cream, nuts, candied fruits etc. on top. Sometimes it gets an extra 'b': babbà.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

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