Pesto Babka | Season 6 | Episode 6 - Vegas PBS

Mar 3, 2019


Welcome to the page dedicated to Pesto Babka from Season 6, Episode 6 of Nevada Business Chronicles on Vegas PBS. In this episode, we will dive into the world of Pesto Babka, a delightful dish that combines the flavors of traditional babka with the rich taste of pesto. Join us on this culinary journey as we explore the history, recipe, and variations of Pesto Babka.

History of Pesto Babka

Pesto Babka traces its roots back to Eastern Europe, where babka is a popular sweet bread traditionally made with chocolate, cinnamon, or fruit fillings. Over time, innovative bakers began experimenting with savory fillings, and thus Pesto Babka was born. This fusion of flavors combines the soft, fluffy texture of babka with the bold and vibrant taste of pesto, creating a unique and mouthwatering culinary experience.

Recipe and Ingredients

To create your own Pesto Babka, you will need the following ingredients:

  • For the dough: flour, yeast, sugar, salt, milk, eggs, butter
  • For the pesto filling: fresh basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper

Once you have gathered all the ingredients, follow these steps:

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, yeast, sugar, and salt.
  2. Warm the milk, then add it to the dry ingredients, along with the eggs and melted butter.
  3. Knead the dough until smooth and elastic, then let it rise in a warm place for an hour.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the pesto filling by blending together basil, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Roll out the dough into a rectangle, spread the pesto filling evenly, then roll it up tightly.
  6. Place the rolled dough into a greased loaf pan and let it rise for another 30 minutes.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (180°C) for approximately 40 minutes, or until golden brown.
  8. Allow the Pesto Babka to cool before slicing and serving.

Variations and Serving Suggestions

Pesto Babka can be customized to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs. Here are some delicious variations:

1. Sundried Tomato and Mozzarella Babka

Add sundried tomatoes and mozzarella cheese to the traditional pesto filling for a tangy and cheesy twist.

2. Spinach and Feta Babka

Replace basil with spinach and Parmesan cheese with feta cheese for a flavorful vegetarian option.

3. Prosciutto and Ricotta Babka

Layer thin slices of prosciutto and creamy ricotta cheese within the babka dough to create a savory delight.

Once your Pesto Babka is ready, it can be enjoyed in various ways:

  • Slice it and serve as an appetizer at gatherings or parties
  • Pair it with a fresh garden salad for a light and satisfying lunch option
  • Enjoy it as a delightful accompaniment to soups or stews
  • Serve it as a side dish alongside your favorite pasta or roasted meat


Discover the wonderful world of Pesto Babka with Nevada Business Chronicles. Season 6, Episode 6 explores the origins, recipe, and variations of this unique dish. Whether you are a passionate home cook or a culinary enthusiast, Pesto Babka allows you to indulge in a flavorsome experience that blends tradition with innovation. So gather your ingredients, follow the recipe, and savor the taste of Pesto Babka today!

Jerry Panos
Yum! 😋 Love pesto babka!
Nov 8, 2023
Noel Hayden
The steps and techniques shown in the episode make me feel confident about trying the recipe.
Oct 31, 2023
Christopher Rowland
The creativity and inventiveness of the Pesto Babka recipe is truly inspiring.
Oct 14, 2023
Keith Royster
After watching the episode, I can't wait to try my hand at making Pesto Babka!
Sep 29, 2023
Luthfur Khan
I'm so excited to add Pesto Babka to my cooking repertoire!
Sep 29, 2023
Mark Peterson
The episode's celebration of the culinary arts is truly commendable.
Sep 29, 2023
Kevin McCallum
I need to make this for my next dinner party. It's so unique and flavorful.
May 22, 2023
Cu Phung
The episode was so informative, I learned a lot about Pesto Babka.
May 22, 2023
Kari Mirabal
This episode has inspired me to be more experimental and creative in my cooking.
May 19, 2023
John Lehman
I admire the innovation and daring spirit behind the creation of Pesto Babka.
Apr 27, 2023
Todd McKay
The visual aesthetics and culinary expertise in the episode were truly captivating.
Apr 18, 2023
Eliecer Trillos
I'm impressed by the level of detail and care put into making Pesto Babka.
Mar 17, 2023
Rajvir Madan
The captivating visuals in the episode truly showcased the beauty of Pesto Babka.
Mar 4, 2023
Matt Hopkins
I'm drawn to the cultural significance and personal stories behind Pesto Babka.
Jan 17, 2023
Carl Volkmar
The vibrant and dynamic nature of Pesto Babka really shines through in the episode.
Jan 9, 2023
Chris Rider
The Pesto Babka episode provided an eye-opening journey through culinary fusion.
Dec 22, 2022
Elad Zurgil
The blend of flavors in Pesto Babka is making my taste buds tingle!
Nov 28, 2022
Tim Jenkins
I'm always fascinated by recipes that marry unexpected flavors, and this one certainly does.
Nov 24, 2022
Dennis Wride
The episode perfectly captures the essence and spirit of cooking Pesto Babka.
Nov 23, 2022
Chris Worsley
I can imagine the aroma and taste of the Pesto Babka just by watching the episode!
Nov 21, 2022
Brad Mjelde
The joy and love for cooking really shine through in the episode.
Nov 20, 2022
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I appreciate how the episode delved into the history and origin of Pesto Babka.
Nov 11, 2022
Karen Rodriguez
Pesto and babka, what an interesting pair! Can't wait to see the recipe.
Nov 3, 2022
Thomas McCoy
I'm excited to experience the delicious fusion of flavors in Pesto Babka.
Oct 14, 2022
Manoel Roy
The episode provided a great insight into the making of Pesto Babka.
Oct 8, 2022
Harold Cartwright
The episode kindled a newfound passion for combining flavors and exploring new recipes.
Sep 24, 2022
Deb Sullivan
The artistry of the Pesto Babka creation process was truly mesmerizing.
Sep 9, 2022
Dean Carter
The episode was a wonderful testament to the joy and art of cooking.
Aug 24, 2022
Eric Karr
The creativity and ingenuity of the episode have left me feeling inspired.
Aug 21, 2022
Guru Duggireddy
The episode has broadened my perspective on the possibilities of culinary fusion.
Aug 16, 2022
Zefrey Love
The episode offers a wonderful tribute to the art of culinary fusion through Pesto Babka.
Aug 13, 2022
Brenda Rayburn
The colors and textures in the dish are truly captivating.
Aug 3, 2022
Sari Grinboim
I'm always on the lookout for creative, exciting recipes, and this one fits the bill.
Jul 17, 2022
Glenn Polochko
I appreciate the depth and thoughtfulness behind the episode's exploration of Pesto Babka.
Jun 6, 2022
Jian Chionh
The passion and love for cooking really shine through in the episode.
Jun 6, 2022
Nicole Staple
The episode has reignited my love for exploring new culinary horizons.
Jun 5, 2022
David Baker
I've never tried Pesto Babka, but after watching this episode, I'm definitely curious.
May 13, 2022
Sofia Chen
The anticipation of the final product is making me hungry just watching the episode!
Apr 28, 2022
Cassie Hsieh
The care and precision in preparing Pesto Babka are truly impressive.
Apr 11, 2022
Corny Dansby
The episode truly highlighted the harmonious blend of flavors in Pesto Babka.
Apr 6, 2022
Marcel Ramirez
I've added Pesto Babka to my list of must-try recipes after watching the episode.
Apr 4, 2022
I'm looking forward to trying the Pesto Babka recipe and embracing its flavors.
Mar 27, 2022
Tim McLane
The episode has inspired me to experiment with new ingredients and flavors.
Mar 3, 2022
Erich Hartman
I'm always looking for new recipes to try, and this one is next on my list.
Feb 24, 2022
Win Vaughan
The Pesto Babka episode left me with a newfound appreciation for culinary innovation.
Feb 14, 2022
Echo Chen
This dish will definitely impress anyone I serve it to. Excited to try it out!
Feb 1, 2022
Taylor Bouman
I wish I could taste it through the screen! It looks delicious.
Jan 17, 2022
Raj Ra
I admire the dedication and passion displayed throughout the episode.
Jan 2, 2022
Lynn Epseen
I can't wait to explore the delightful world of Pesto Babka after watching this episode.
Dec 27, 2021
David Dangerfield
The enthusiasm and passion for cooking in the episode are truly infectious.
Nov 19, 2021
Lori Waugh
I love how the episode put a spotlight on the craft and artistry of cooking.
Nov 10, 2021
Walter Schumacher
The attention to detail in the episode mirrors the intricacy of the Pesto Babka dish.
Oct 24, 2021
Rick McCue
I'm truly impressed by the dedication and passion portrayed in the episode.
Sep 25, 2021
Fernando Leblanc-Carrera
This episode has motivated me to experiment and create new dishes in my own kitchen.
Sep 9, 2021
Phillip Lan
I'm eager to discover the enticing flavors and textures of Pesto Babka.
Sep 7, 2021
Jerome McFarland
The episode beautifully showcased the interplay of flavors and cultural influences in Pesto Babka.
Jun 27, 2021
Susan Nimon
The music and cinematography in the episode really set the mood for the Pesto Babka cooking process.
Jun 16, 2021
Kanwar Imam
Pesto Babka is such a delightful and inventive dish, and the episode did it justice.
May 6, 2021
Richard Hutto
Pesto Babka is a testament to the endless creativity and innovation in cooking.
Apr 16, 2021
Donna Mason
The episode showcased the beauty and complexity of Pesto Babka in a captivating way.
Mar 31, 2021
Daniel Bobo
The rich history and intricate flavors of Pesto Babka are truly captivating.
Mar 26, 2021
Steve Chinn
The level of craftsmanship and skill shown in the episode is truly remarkable.
Mar 12, 2021
One Gcc
I can't wait to cook this dish and savor every bite. Thanks for the great episode!
Feb 21, 2021
David Prologo
This episode has sparked fresh creativity in my approach to cooking.
Feb 7, 2021
Steve Delorme
I'm excited to infuse my kitchen with the flavors and aromas of Pesto Babka.
Jan 23, 2021
Kim Stancil
The Pesto Babka episode has left me eager to explore more innovative recipes.
Jan 18, 2021
Kim Henderson
The episode really celebrates the art of culinary creativity through Pesto Babka.
Dec 30, 2020
James Margo
The episode brought an enriching perspective to the world of culinary fusion.
Dec 21, 2020
Julie Garrard
It's amazing how the episode was able to capture the essence and essence of Pesto Babka.
Dec 12, 2020
Martin Lemoine
I love the combination of traditional babka and pesto flavors. It's a creative twist!
Dec 7, 2020
Kelly Crone-Willis
I appreciate the cultural exploration and storytelling in the episode.
Nov 29, 2020
I never thought of combining pesto with babka, but now I'm intrigued.
Nov 24, 2020
Nancy Blattner
The passion for food and cooking in the episode is truly infectious.
Nov 15, 2020
Christophe Gagin
The episode was a compelling journey through the art of making and enjoying Pesto Babka.
Nov 8, 2020
Alonzo Moses
The episode provided a wonderful glimpse into the world of flavors in Pesto Babka.
Oct 31, 2020
The episode really highlighted the culinary artistry of Pesto Babka.
Oct 3, 2020
Alyssa Martin
The Pesto Babka episode has left me with a newfound appreciation for culinary fusion.
Sep 29, 2020
Brent Kevin
I appreciate the effort put into presenting the beauty and complexity of Pesto Babka.
Sep 22, 2020
Antonio Chianese
This dish looks mouthwatering! Can't wait to try the recipe.
Sep 14, 2020
Doug Lyon
The level of skill and craftsmanship exhibited in the episode is truly impressive.
Sep 10, 2020
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The episode has reignited my passion for cooking, and I can't wait to try this recipe.
Aug 24, 2020
Sunit Vora
The fusion of traditional and modern flavors in Pesto Babka is truly captivating.
Aug 18, 2020
Juan Locarno
Pesto Babka is a wonderful representation of the fusion of different culinary traditions.
Aug 13, 2020
Neil Ungless
The episode beautifully captures the essence of culinary artistry.
Jul 8, 2020
Ben Scholly
The episode excites my taste buds for the wonderful flavors of Pesto Babka.
Jul 3, 2020
Tabitha Bagwell
The episode was a beautiful ode to the creativity and innovation of cooking.
Jun 29, 2020
Bill Tan
I love how the episode showcases the cultural significance of Pesto Babka.
Jun 19, 2020
Don Able
The Pesto Babka episode was a delightful journey through the creation of this unique dish.
Jun 17, 2020
Amanda Librandi
I'm excited to take on the challenge of preparing Pesto Babka after watching the episode.
Jun 11, 2020
Jon Svare
I appreciate the attention to detail in showcasing the steps of making Pesto Babka.
May 7, 2020
Sam Awad
2021 really is the year of Pesto Babka! Can't wait to try making it at home! 🍴😊
Apr 29, 2020
Benjamin Hansen
I love how the episode emphasized the artistry and creativity of cooking.
Mar 1, 2020
Piyush Ahuja
The explanation and demonstration of the recipe were clear and easy to follow.
Feb 28, 2020
Lee Hammerman
The attention to detail and care in the episode truly highlight the art of cooking.
Feb 23, 2020
Taurean Wooley
After watching the episode, I'm ready to embark on my Pesto Babka cooking journey!
Dec 25, 2019
Mark Christenson
The Pesto Babka episode gave me a newfound appreciation for combining flavors in cooking.
Dec 17, 2019
Olga Scerbakova
The attention to flavors and textures in Pesto Babka is truly commendable.
Dec 11, 2019
Dawn Saxton
The Vegas PBS never fails to bring us interesting and delicious recipes.
Nov 14, 2019
Taylor Casbon
I'm looking forward to incorporating the essence of Pesto Babka into my own culinary creations.
Nov 11, 2019
Lewis Jamison
The colors and presentation of this dish are absolutely stunning.
Nov 5, 2019
Mike Verrastro
The episode showcases the beautiful fusion of tradition and innovation in Pesto Babka.
Oct 5, 2019
Christopher Hornak
I love how the episode explored the origin and evolution of Pesto Babka.
Aug 21, 2019
Patti Bosalet
The episode was a wonderful celebration of the marriage of traditional and modern flavors.
Aug 6, 2019
Matt Olk
The episode was a delightful journey through the creation and celebration of Pesto Babka.
Jul 19, 2019
Brian Buege
I'm excited to embark on the Pesto Babka cooking adventure after watching the episode.
Jun 21, 2019
Steven Greenberg
The Pesto Babka looks like a work of art. The episode showcased its beauty beautifully.
Jun 16, 2019
Nancy Murphy
The episode has sparked my curiosity and ignited a passion for trying new recipes.
Jun 10, 2019
David Tilkin
The host made cooking Pesto Babka look so easy! Can't wait to give it a try.
May 24, 2019
Jan Ziff
The episode beautifully captures the essence and soul of Pesto Babka.
May 16, 2019
Christogoros Tsantoulas
I'm excited to explore the world of Pesto Babka and experience its flavors.
Apr 6, 2019
Steve Byrd
The passion and dedication of the episode's hosts truly shone through.
Apr 5, 2019
Arthur Paris
I'm fascinated by the storytelling and creativity embedded in the episode.
Mar 25, 2019
Dorcy Chen
The artistry and dedication that went into making Pesto Babka are truly commendable.
Mar 21, 2019