Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Ra)

Bajadera (Bah-Ya-Deh-Ra)

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"This is a Croatian recipe that I got from my friend. It has been a favorite since!"

Ingredients 9 h 20 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 344 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 344 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 55.8g
  • 18%
  • Protein:
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 113 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the water, sugar, and butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until the sugar and butter dissolve, about 10 minutes. Pour into a mixing bowl and cool to room temperature.
  2. Stir the crushed animal crackers into the sugar mixture until evenly moistened; spread half the mixture into an 8x8-inch baking dish. Stir the cocoa powder into the remaining animal cracker mixture until smooth; spread into the baking dish over the lighter-colored layer. Spread the melted chocolate evenly over the bajadera.
  3. Refrigerate overnight; cut into 16 pieces to serve.
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granny beth
1/29/2010

I had a dinner party a few days ago and I served this. It was a hit! I didn't want plain old cookies or anything so I figured, why not give bajadera a try? After reading through the recipe, I didn't think it would be that bad, and it was delicious! The animal crackers in this recipe tasted awesome. I will be making more tomorrow!

Rock_lobster
4/8/2011

Bajadera Haiku: "Sinful, yet sloppy. Decadent, but messy treats. Not hard to prepare." I followed the recipe as written, using Costco's organic vanilla animal crackers, but my bottom layer never got past the goopy stage in the fridge, so when I tried to cut them into squares, I ended up w/ some squishy chunks. (Of course, my fingers didn't mind scooping up all those pieces and jamming them into my mouth.) I like that these were easy to make, with ingredients almost always on hand, and didn't require baking, but I'm not sure where I went wrong w/ the layers bleeding together. (Did I crush the crackers too finely? Not enough crackers? /muse.) Their texture and flavor is like fudge, and it sneaks up on you, tempting you w/ a "betcha-can't-eat-just-one."

khgfuvs
5/4/2009

This is a very unique recipe.