I remember as a child that there was nothing more satisfying than a cheese or baked bean jaffle. They were so much better than a toasted sandwich as all of the oozy ingredients were locked into the crisp bread. I loved it!
I started to think about the joy of the jaffle again recently and decided that we needed to invest in a jaffle maker again. To my surprise, Breville had re-introduced their Jaffle maker 'the Original '74' - a slightly more modernized version that graced my childhood home. It arrived in its chrome glory and I haven't looked back!
My favourite 'brunch jaffle' is a bacon, egg, cheese and spinach sandwich. The following recipe makes 2 jaffles.
handful of grated tasty cheese
1 full rasher of bacon
handful of baby spinach chopped
salt and pepper
4 slices of bread
- dice bacon into small pieces and lightly fry, you want to get a little bit of crispiness but not burn to a crisp!
- in a small bowl combine the eggs, spinach, cheese and seasonings. The mixture should be a runny paste. The grated cheese holds it together.
- butter bread lightly for the jaffle maker
- Once bacon is cooked, add to the egg mixture, combine and then add to the jaffle maker.
- Cook until outside is crispy and cooked.
You can play around with this recipe, adding chives, parsley etc. It's super delicious and quite forgiving!