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    Delicious Bajaderki: A No-Bake Dessert Extravaganza

    Bajaderki, a fantastic dessert concoction, ingeniously utilizes a medley of assorted cakes, even including leftover bits. This recipe is perfect for post-holiday gatherings and larger events.

    Ingredients

    • 800-900g of crumbled tea biscuits, cookies, sponge cakes, muffins, etc. (without creamy fillings, gelatin, fruits; nuts are permissible)
    • ½ cup milk
    • ½ cup sugar (omit if cakes are already sweet)
    • 1 jar of thick jam, marmalade, or plum butter (about 350 – 400g)
    • 125g butter
    • Rum or rum extract to taste
    • 4 tbsp nut or chocolate spread (e.g., Nutella or peanut butter)
    • 3-4 tbsp cocoa powder
    • For coating: chocolate glaze (200g dark chocolate melted with 125g butter)
    • Optional: chopped nuts, coconut flakes, or chocolate sprinkles

    Preparation Steps

    1. Crumble biscuits and cakes finely by hand, in a grinder, or blender. Place crumbs in a bowl.
    2. Heat milk, sugar, butter, and cocoa until dissolved. Cool slightly and mix with crumbs, jam, nut/chocolate spread, rum, or extract.
    3. Knead into a uniform mixture. Shape into balls and chill for an hour.
    4. Dip chilled balls in warm chocolate glaze, then coat with nuts, coconut, or sprinkles.
    5. Allow to set at room temperature. Serve with black coffee or tea.

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