Babka's Kitchen

Cooking with Karel . . .

Take a moment to laugh and learn as Karel Murray tackles the kitchen...Karel unplugged!

"It has been 40 years since I cooked anything. Videoing my progress in learning how to bake, then cook real food is the adventure. After watching you may decide going to the grocery store would be easier!"


Babka's Kitchen Graduation! The Grand Finale...

After four months, I have graduated to being able to call myself a cook and baker. This video reviews the graduation challenge and what I have learned that might be useful to new cooks. Thank you for joining me on this adventure!


List of Episodes for Babka's Kitchen


Episode 1: Cranberry Walnut Bread


Episode 2: Oatmeal Cookies

Take a moment to laugh and learn as Karel Murray tackles using a Kitchen Aide counter mixer for the first time and learns more about convection ovens. Oatmeal cookies - first attempt.


Episode 3: Babka Bread

For the individual learning how to bake - Join Karel Murray, after blowing up her mixer, she prepares Babka Bread in this episode. Her husband Rick, provides coaching from the side. Taking baking one step further every time she bakes.


Episode 4: Lemon Tart

Making a lemon tart is a challenge! So far out of four bakery items made, this is the only one that was cooked properly and tasted lemony tart. Getting there, however is another story... Karel Murray, Babka's Kitchen.


Episode 5: Boston Cream Pie

Ramping up the effort in the kitchen - two layered Boston Cream Pie with cream in the middle. Challenge is to also try and make it look appetizing. Now that's hard!


Episode 6: Buttermilk Biscuits

I can't seem to figure out why things work okay once they come right out of the oven, then splat!


Episode 7: Bloopers

Since the Coconut Cream Pie video was corrupted, I decided to edit and upload my "shining" moments in the kitchen. I call them bloopers. Probably will give my friends pause to consider eating anything I bake or make sure they aren't in my kitchen! Enjoy!


Episode 8: Orchard Mix Berry Pie

Attempted making a pie for the first time from scratch. My husband claims Pillsbury has a dough already created and rolled out that I can use, but what is the fun in that? Made the fattest crust ever, but edible. Thanks for watching!


Episode 9: Cinnamon Rolls

Decided to tackle the one food I can't resist...a cinnamon roll. I drool over them! They are a LOT of work! This was my first attempt to have my grandchildren judge them and I got a resounding thumbs up!


Episode 10: Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake

Upping the style game when it comes to baking. Tackled the most difficult thing yet - making mousse. The cake would have been taller, but I used a larger pan. Live and learn. It was so strong on the expresso, could only eat one piece, but was it delicious!!

Karel Murray Laughing