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24 Nov 2021
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Recipe of the day: Three jaffle recipes perfect for a light dinner

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Jaffles are the perfect dinner idea when you are pressed for time, or just don’t feel like cooking. Here are some of our favourite jaffle fillings.

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The jaffle is probably one of the most iconic South African meals.

While it sounds like a foreign dish, it’s actually exactly the same as a toasted sarmie, the only difference being that the sides of the bread are completely closed together after being toasted and it is made using a jaffle iron.

You can also get a lot more creative with jaffles as you don’t run the risk of your fillings spilling out and creating a big mess.

If you don’t have a jaffle iron but would like to try some of the recipes, you can buy one literally anywhere including from West Pack, Builders, Leroy Merlin, Cape Union Mart and even The Crazy Store.

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Here are some of our favourite jaffle recipes you should definitely try this week.

Baked bean and avocado jaffles with crispy bacon

Ingredients

  • 20g butter, softened
  • 4 slices wite bread
  • 4 slices streaky bacon
  • ½ avocado thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup baked beans
  • Sriracha chilli sauce, to drizzle

Method

  1. Preheat your jaffle iron on the stove.
  2. Meanwhile, spread butter over one side of each slice of bread. Lay one slice of bacon on an angle in each hole of the jaffle maker. Top with one slice of bread, buttered-side down. Add avocado, then beans. Drizzle with sriracha. Sandwich with remaining bread slices, buttered-side up.
  3. Top jaffle with remaining bacon. Close lid. Cook for 4 minutes or until golden. Serve.

This recipe was found on taste.com.au

South African curry mince jaffles

Ingredients

  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tot ground coriander
  • 1 tot ground cumin
  • 2 tots medium curry powder
  • 1 tot turmeric
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tot tomato paste
  • 1 bread (you will need 12 slices)
  • Butter to spread on the bread

Method

  1. Fry onions in the olive oil. Add the beef mince and garlic, season with salt and pepper and fry until cooked and golden brown.
  2. Add the coriander, cumin, curry powder, and turmeric and fry for a few minutes to release all the flavours.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and tomato paste and let the potjie simmer for about 30 minutes until most of the liquid has cooked off and you are happy with the consistency.
  4. Let the mixture cool down.
  5. Heat your jaffle iron, spread the slices of bread with butter on the outside and fill with the curry mince mixture. Cover with another slice of buttered bread, place the mince sandwich into you jaffle maker and place on the stove.
  6. Toast the bread on both sides for about 8-10 minutes, checking in between your progress to make sure the bread does not burn, but gets a nice toasted colour and serve as is.

This recipe was found on braai.com

Corned beef and mustard jaffles

Ingredients

  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 8 slices wholewheat bread
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 250g thinly sliced corned beef
  • 8 gherkins, thinly sliced lengthways

Method

  1. Preheat your jaffle iron. Spray oil over one side of 4 slices of bread. Place onto a flat surface, oil-side down. Spread half the mustard over bread slices.
  2. Top with corned beef and gherkins. Spread remaining mustard over remaining bread slices. Sandwich together. Spray with oil.
  3. Place sandwiches, 2 at a time, into jaffle iron. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes or until golden and crisp. Serve.

This recipe was found on taste.com.au