Babka bread pudding at DGS Delicatessen
There’s no babka in this comfort dessert, Barry Koslow, the chef at DGS, confessed to us. "What makes bread pudding really good,” he said, ”is [when] the whole thing comes together with the bread and the custard in one homogenized, creamy, really good dish." Challah produced that effect best, but for the name, alliteration prevailed. No matter: The little bites of hot, melted bittersweet chocolate and cool scoop of salted caramel ice cream hit the spot.
1317 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-293-4400. www.dgsdelicatessen.com. $7.
The Washington Post