Petite babas

Yield: 12 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Unsifted Flour (about)
¼ cup Sugar
1 pack Active Dry Yeast
½ cup Milk
¼ cup Margarine
1 cup Sugar
½ cup Rum
3 mediums Eggs (room temperature)
\N \N Rum syrup
\N \N Sweetened Whipped Cream
\N \N Sliced Almonds
½ cup Water


Combine ⅔ cup flour, sugar and yeast.

Heat milk and margarine until very warm (120 - 130 F). Add to dry ingredients and beat 2 minutes. Stir in more flour to make a stiff batter.

Cover; Let rise until doubled - about 1 hour.

Stir down. Spoon evenly into 12 greased 3x1½ inch muffin pans. Let rise, just until batter reaches top of cups, about 25 minutes.

Bake at 375F about 15 minutes or until done.

Before removing from pans, immediately prick cakes with fork. Slowly spoon syrup over cakes.

Turn out onto wire rack after syrup is absorbed. Serve topped with whipped cream and almonds.

Rum Syrup: Bring 1 cup sugar, ½ cup rum and ½ cup water to a full boil, stirring. Remove from heat; let cool.

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