The rum baba: a very famous dessert and well known in Italy, although it is of French origin. Due to its high alcohol content, it is definitely reserved for adults only!
For some time now I have understood that I don’t like babas bought in pastry shops; maybe it’s because I don’t like rum, maybe it’s because the taste is too strong for me, but I really can’t eat them despite my countless attempts. However, leafing through an old cookbook, I was struck by this delicious preparation and decided to try it.
The appearance was not bad at all, I was interested at first sight. So I set to work and, after a few hours, I definitely changed my mind about this wonderful cake. What I am presenting here is a rum baba, with a slightly different shape than usual, covered with a chocolate ganache and garnished with pistachios and creamy whipped cream. Simply delicious: it looks like a doughnut, but much better.