Apricot-Cream Cheese Babka
Omit Walnut Filling. Beat 2 (8-ounce) packages softened cream cheese with 1⅔ cups powdered sugar and 2 eggs in a large bowl. Spread one-third of mixture over each rolled dough square. Spoon ½ cup apricot preserves over top of each square; gently spread over cream cheese mixture. Proceed as directed, increasing baking time
to 50 to 55 minutes.
For Cinnamon-Chocolate Babka
Omit Walnut Filling. Melt 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips with ½ cup butter in a large metal bowl set over a
saucepan of simmering water, stirring until smooth.
Stir in 1 cup finely crushed graham crackers and 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Spread and pat filling over rolled dough squares
while filling is still warm, then proceed as directed.