Pizza Babka

December 22, 2022

Recipe by Gitty Friedman

Styling and photography by Mirel Freylich

This is such a fun supper to put together as a special treat for Chanukah. It also makes a great addition to any Chanukah party.

Yield: 5 servings


16 oz. pizza dough (ready-made, or make your favorite recipe)

5 teaspoons pizza sauce

1 teaspoon olive oil

½ cup pizza spice (optional)

1½ cups shredded cheese

1 box white mushrooms

½ red pepper, sliced


Sprinkle pizza spice over dough. Drizzle with olive oil and knead it in (this adds flavor). Allow to rest for 5 minutes.

Cut dough into 3 pieces and roll them into strings. Flatten out each string with a rolling pin.

Spread some sauce on the center of each string and top with cheese and vegetables. Close strings up and braid them together.

Place into a loaf pan and drizzle some olive oil on top.

Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes.

Sprinkle some cheese on top and drizzle with some more sauce.

Bake for an additional 10 minutes.