When it comes to camping in the great Aussie outdoors, there’s nothing quite like the smell of a jaffle toasting over the campfire. Whether you’re camping in the bush, by the beach, or in the outback, a jaffle iron is a must-have item in your camping kit.
Jaffles, or toasted sandwiches as some might call them, are a quintessential part of the Australian camping experience. They’re easy to make, versatile, and most importantly, they’re delicious. So, grab your jaffle iron, gather around the campfire, and let’s get cooking with these eight classic Aussie jaffle recipes.
1. Classic Ham and Cheese Jaffle
First up, we have the classic ham and cheese jaffle. This is the Vegemite on toast of jaffles – a true blue Aussie favourite. All you need is some top-notch leg ham, a good slice of tasty cheese, and maybe a slice of tomato or onion if you’re feeling a bit fancy.
To make this jaffle, simply butter the outside of your bread, place your fillings in between, and pop it into your jaffle iron. Cook it over the campfire until it’s golden brown and the cheese is melted. Enjoy it with a cuppa for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
2. Pizza Jaffle
Next, we have the pizza jaffle. This one’s a hit with the ankle biters and the grown-ups alike. For this jaffle, you’ll need some tomato sauce, a good handful of shredded cheese, and your favourite pizza toppings. Think pepperoni, capsicum, mushrooms, or even some pineapple if you’re into the Aussie-style Hawaiian pizza.
Just like the ham and cheese jaffle, butter your bread, fill it up, and cook it in your jaffle iron until it’s crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. It’s like having a pizza in the bush!
3. Brekkie Jaffle
The brekkie jaffle is a hearty way to start your day of camping adventures. For this one, you’ll need some scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese. You could even throw in some snags or baked beans if you like.
Cook your bacon and scramble your eggs before adding them to your jaffle. Add your cheese, cook it in your jaffle iron, and voila! You’ve got a brekkie fit for a bushman.
4. Apple Pie Jaffle
Who said jaffles can’t be sweet? The apple pie jaffle is a sweet treat that’s perfect for dessert or a cheeky afternoon tea. For this jaffle, you’ll need some canned apple pie filling and a sprinkle of cinnamon and sugar.
Fill your jaffle with the apple pie filling, sprinkle some cinnamon and sugar on the outside of your bread, and cook it in your jaffle iron. It’s like having a little slice of grandma’s apple pie in the great outdoors.
5. Chicken and Mushroom Jaffle
The chicken and mushroom jaffle is a hearty meal that’s perfect for a long day of hiking, fishing, or surfing. You’ll need some cooked chicken, canned mushroom soup, and a good handful of shredded cheese.
Combine your chicken and mushroom soup before adding it to your jaffle. Add your cheese, cook it in your jaffle iron, and enjoy a meal that’s sure to satisfy even the hungriest of campers.
6. Nutella and Banana Jaffle
The Nutella and banana jaffle is a sweet and decadent treat that’s perfect for a special camping dessert or breakfast. All you need is some Nutella and aripe banana.
To make this jaffle, spread a generous amount of Nutella on the inside of your bread and add slices of banana. Cook it in your jaffle iron until the bread is toasted and the Nutella is warm and melty. This one is sure to be a hit with the kiddos!
7. BBQ Chicken Jaffle
The BBQ chicken jaffle is a tangy and delicious option that’s perfect for dinner around the campfire. You’ll need some cooked chicken, BBQ sauce, and a good handful of shredded cheese.
Combine your chicken and BBQ sauce before adding it to your jaffle. Add your cheese, cook it in your jaffle iron, and enjoy a meal that’s full of flavour and sure to satisfy.
8. Taco Jaffle
Last but not least, we have the taco jaffle. This one is a fun and Mexican-inspired option that’s sure to spice up your camping meals. You’ll need some cooked mince, taco seasoning, cheese, and salsa.
Cook your mince with the taco seasoning before adding it to your jaffle. Add your cheese and salsa, cook it in your jaffle iron, and enjoy a meal that’s a little bit different and a whole lot delicious.
So there you have it, mates – eight jaffle recipes that are perfect for your next camping trip. Whether you’re a seasoned camper or a newbie, these recipes are sure to make your camping meals a hit. So grab your jaffle iron, pack your esky, and get ready for a bush tucker adventure. Happy camping!