You never reported on the babkas after baking them, as far as I can recall. Are you implying they did turn out as hoped?
No, they didn't! I mean, they were okaaaay--Guy claims to like them. I am kind of mad at the NYT recipe because I assumed they'd print a good one, but in retrospect, I don't think it was a great recipe. I didn't really like the apricot. Next time, I'll just use chocolate but no jam.I took those photos of them RIGHT when I took them out of the oven...but a few minutes later, they SUNK!