This babka ($3.50) would go wonderfully with cream cheese or butter, said the presiding lady at this Polish congregation's bake sale, or it would be good by itself, too. Even discounting the raisins, it was very rich and moist indeed. I don't have any insights into the recipe, but the rings imprinted on its surface make plain where this babka was baked — in a coffee can.
Also shown, beside the former parish school: a statue honoring gold star mothers.
Babka, cake, and pierogi sale
Parish school hall of Our Lady of Czenstochowa-St. Casimir, 183 25th St. (Third-Fourth Aves.), Greenwood Heights, Brooklyn
Palm Sunday weekend 2011