Mix the flour with
the eggs, the milk, the yeast, the butter, the prunes and 50 gram sugar.
Knead well and allow the dough to rise 1 hour. Distribute it over 8
muffin forms and allow them to rise another hour. Bake them 25 minutes
in the oven at 180 degrees Celsius.
In the meantime, cook the remaining sugar with the lemon juice, one
glass of rum and 4 tablespoons of water to a syrup, switch off the heat
and add the other glass of rhum. When the babas are done, drizzle the
syrup on top and serve with the cream.
The baba came to life
in the 18th century. Stanislas Leszczynski, a Polish king and father-in-law
to Louis XV, was exiled from his country and discovered this dish in
the Lorraine region of France, when he lived there.