Anyone that knows their Croatian chocolate has undoubtedly heard of Bajadera. This layered, nougat-like sweet is one of the best known offerings from a Croatian producer called Kraš; a company that has been going at it for more than a century.
Many recipes for it can be found online, although I’m sure the one used by Kaš is a closely guarded secret.
Looking at it, one would think they’re about to be hit with enormous amounts of sugar. Not the case. Yes there is noticeable sugar, but nowhere near the amount that’s jarring and makes your teeth ache.
Due to the butter content, these little guys need to be kept in the fridge or they start to sweat and don’t retain the creamy, silky texture. A luscious bite into cooling layers of chocolate, crushed biscuits and ground nuts – with my personal additions of rum and vanilla.