Friday, 28 November 2014

Bajadera Reindeers

Bajadera is always a fantastic, last second idea which always works and always tastes delicious :)
I do recommend them, especially when you have no time and your oven is tired ;) it doesn't require baking ;) I do apologize for the bad quality of the picture, so let me say that the taste and children's smiles will make it up to You :)
Another wonderful use of bajadera, a little bit easier than reindeers, but also Christmas-themed You can find here.
Quite changed recipe comes from this website.


  • 400g of dried pound cake (preferably lemon or vanilla flavoured)
  • 120g of mascarpone cheese
  • 80g of nutella
  • 350g of milk chocolate
  • favourite mincemeat (including for example nuts, almonds; or baking cocoa)
body parts:
  • nose: 1 pack of red small round sprinkles, 
  • horns: 1 pack of pretzels, cut into halves, 
  • eyes: frosting deco pens
  • some small plastic sticks
  • ribbons for decoration

Optional ingredients:
  • 10-25ml of Rum
  • dried fruit - but in very small pieces

  1. If your pound cake isn't dried enough, it is a good idea to crumble it into very small pieces and put it in the preheated oven(over 180C) for a couple of minutes.
  2. Take a mixer and it's bowl. Put mascarpone cheese and nutella inside. Mix till smooth.
  3. Put dried pound cake to the bowl and mix everything till smooth. 
  4. Here is the time to add and mix optional ingredients if desired.
  5. Cover with foil and cool down in the freezer for 45 minutes.
  6. During that time, prepare a rectangular bakewell pan or loaf tin or - something that you can put in your freezer. Put some baking paper on its bottom (if You have a sponge suitable for making cake pops - use it here).
  7. Take the dough out from the freezer and start making small balls, put each of them in previously prepared pan/tin.
  8. Put back in the freezer for another 15 minutes.
  9. During that time, take a pot, put chocolate (in small pieces) inside and melt on a very low heat.
  10. Dip 1/3-1/2 of every stick in the melted chocolate and put in the middle of every ball.
  11. Put it back in the freezer for another 20-30 minutes.
  12. Prepare a sponge (to dig reindeers in it) and elements of decoration around you.
  13. Take one ball from the freezer, dip in the chocolate, so that it covers the entire ball, take out, wait till the excess of chocolate falls down.
  14. As the ball is very cold, the chocolate will stiffen on it very fast, so as soon as you take it out from the pot, decorate it, starting with horns and dig it in the sponge.
  15. Repeat with all the balls.
  16. At the end, decorate with ribbons.
  17. Store them in the fridge.
  18. Bon Appetit! ;)

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