Tuesday, July 8, 2014

T stands for Tuesdays

Made these awesome jaffles the old fashioned way in a cast iron jaffle maker cooked in the embers of a fireplace when we went camping two weekends ago. I love creamed corn and cheese and pepper cooked this way. Of course I followed it with a hot cup of tea as it was 3C degrees at 7am in the morning.

This is the original jaffle I had as a kid
 Click on the jaffle picture to take you to the original website and more photos
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Linking up with Bluebeard and Elizabeth's T stands for Tuesdays Meme

EDITED: Due to the many comments about not knowing what a jaffle is.

Unbaffle the jaffle

Is a jaffle a toasted sandwich? Kind of, but not really. A jaffle can only be a jaffle if its edges are sealed, the bread forming a puffy pocket around the ingredients.
Happy campers will remember the original jaffle iron, a cumbersome cast-iron sandwich mould used around the campfire. In 1974, Breville introduced the first electric jaffle maker into home kitchens. Forty years later, more than six million people worldwide have a Breville jaffle maker, according to Breville's Sharon Lenzner.
Lenzer differentiates between a jaffle maker with ''scissor action'', which segments jaffles into triangles, and those that only seal the edges. The latter creates more room for ingredients and is preferred by overfillers such as chef John Lawson, from No. 8 By John Lawson at Crown. Growing up, Lawson loaded up his sandwich press with ''anything you'd have on a jacket potato''.
But Lenzer cautions jaffle lovers to be conservative with fillings, which heat up quickly. ''You don't want to burn your mouth, especially if you're feeding kids.''


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks awesome. I would LOVE to try this, even if I don't have one of those jaffle makers. Creamed corn, cheese, peppers (make mine bell peppers, please), and bread! How much better can you get?

BTW, I read your comment. One of the gals who lives in your "neck of the woods" has a T2 shop not far from her house. She sent me some loose leaf T2 tea a few years ago. It's pretty awesome!

Robyn said...

Yum! We used to make grilled cheese wrapped in foil paper and put an iron on top!

dawn said...

This sounds yummy and looks yummy. I would like mine with no peppers thought please. YAY for camping trips, not sure we will get too this summer. Happy T Day!

Dianne said...

That is quite a yummy-looking pie/sandwich. We always called them 'camper pies.' Loved the cherry pie filling, but they are good made as pizza also...have never tried this version but it sounds good!

Vicki Miller said...

Haven't had a jaffle since I was very much younger. Yummy

Maxine D said...

What a great way to start the day - apart from the temps ;-).

jinxxxygirl said...

Well....... i have never heard of a jaffle... go figure.... Looks yummy though.And doesn't everything taste better when your camping??? We like to make french toast when camping and they taste ten times better than at home. I think we were just HUNGRY!! LOL! Hugs! deb

~*~Patty S said...

Jaffles is a fun name and boy do your photos look delicious.
That is a very fine treat maker for camping or anytime!
Happy T Day to you

Divers and Sundry said...

I've never heard of a jaffle, and I've never seen a jaffle maker. lol! I used to go camping, and that looks like the perfect supper to make over a fire. I can't see how I've missed it all these years. Thx!

see you there! said...

Always fun to cook over an open fire. Jaffle/jaffle makers are news to me. I'll have to explore.


Linda K said...

Never heard of a jaffle maker but that sandwich looks SOOO good! I happen to love creamed corn but only indulge in it at Thanksgiving since I'm the only one amongst family that eats it. Happy T day!

Krisha said...

I have never had these jaffles, but ANYTHING cooked outside is on my A list to eat! My Mom always made a creamed corn casserole during the holidays, it is something we continue to do, as well as my DILs.
I will be giving this a try on our next camping trip, the GKs will LOVE it.
Thanks for sharing and for the earlier visit.

Eliza said...

This is one of my favorite meals, jaffles with corn and cheese with pepper must have the pepper. Yours looks delicious too.

Happy Tuesday
Hugs Eliza

Nancy said...

I've never had Jaffles but yours looks interesting and yummy! Just the thing for that chilly morning!
Happy Tea Day :)

Halle said...

I'm not a fan of camping...but I do enjoy cooking over a fire. I know...it's strange. Your recipe looks very tasty!

Rita said...

Oh, we had a round one of these irons that we used to make grilled cheese or grilled ham and cheese when we were camping as kids. Great memories!
Happy T-Day! :)

Deborah Weber said...

Oh yum. I've not heard of jaffles before, but clearly that was meant to be remedied.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I still have my round one, although I never knew what it was called! We used to make apple pies using white bread and canned apples when I was a kid. Great memories! Happy T Day!

Myriam Kozik said...

Happy T-Day!
Oh, I've seen these before but didn't know that's what it's called. Your sure looked yummy.