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baba au rhum

[bah-buh oh ruhm; French ba-ba oh rawm] /ˈbɑ bə oʊ ˈrʌm; French ba ba oʊ ˈrɔm/
noun, plural babas au rhum
[bah-buh z oh ruhm; French ba-ba zoh rawm] /ˈbɑ bəz oʊ ˈrʌm; French ba ba zoʊ ˈrɔm/ (Show IPA)
1.
a baba steeped in rum syrup.
Origin of baba au rhum
1930-1935
1930-35; < French: baba with rum
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  • Make a dough the same as for baba au rhum, but omit the currants.

  • He is the pastry-cook at the Netherlands; you should taste his puff-paste and his baba au rhum.

    A Top-Floor Idyl

    George van Schaick
  • And along about the baba au rhum period I did get my fingers on the tall feathers of an idea.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford

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