Friday, March 15, 2013

Jaffles & Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day

Jaffles or Toasties as Aussies call them are basically just grilled pie type sandwich. They were first developed to use while out camping and Aussies often fill them with Baked Beans, Spaghetti, Savory Ground Beef, Ham & Cheese, - basically what ever you want to put in them.  (They make the BEST grilled cheese sandwiches!!!) Of coarse these days you can get ones for the kitchen and they are often called Sandwich Makers. It is important to get a good quality one - one that has heavy metal plates so that you get that really crunchy crust when you cook your jaffle.

We have the Krups one for our kitchen  - although Mom prefers the outdoors ones the best (those also work if you are lucky enough to have a gas cooker). She also prefers the ones that don't cut in the middle of the jaffle  - but we couldn't find one when we bought ours a few years back (it lets you put more filling in a whole one) There is an advantage to the half ones though - you can make a half sandwich if you are not very hungry.

Below is a selection of Jaffle Irons - they come in round and square and some even leave cool patterns on the bread. The other picture shows how they are placed in the fire to cook. So there you go and now we are off to help Mom eat her Jaffle!  We take our jobs as official food tasters very seriously. Happy Jaffling everyone ! PS - if anyone is interested - they sell the Jaffle Irons and Jaffles for kitchens over on Amazon.

And today is Pip and Puddles Appreciation Day - Well deserved as these two have bought so much happiness to all of us and have made us smile endlessly. In honor of Pip and Puddles we took over the RoadKill Cafe today and made a Jaffle named after them - The P&P Cheetos Cheeseburger Jaffle - we are taking orders now. Pip and Puddles have taste tested hundreds (someone had to do it they said) until we got the perfect recipe.


  1. A coworker of mine used to bring her sandwich maker to work, and we'd cook up a feast at lunchtime! Yum!

    She doesn't work there anymore, and I forgot all about those yummy sandwiches.

  2. I use the George Forman gill to cook sandwiches. They can be any size you want.

  3. We have a jaffle maker (naturally)...electric. Love the sandwiches AND they don't get mashed like those other sandwich makers!

    wonder if puddles could make a cheetos sandwich. Cheeseburger would be easy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, bella & Roxy

  4. Wow, now thats just a great Idea, Dad goes on Bicyling Camp Out week ends, would make a great thing for a simple evening Dinner!

    Your Pals
    Susie & Bites

  5. Ohhhh...thank you for the explanation! Have a great weekend friends!

  6. Oh my dog, could you make us a couple of those yummies!

    Thank you so much for your kind words. This all was a total surprise to us and we can't thank you all enough! I will always remember and cherish our visit with you and all our friends!

    Your pal, Pip

  7. THis was fun. I have a (very) vague memory of the family using something like this in the fire when we all went camping. Maybe. Or maybe I made that up. Hard to say! Looks yummy either way!

  8. Yummy, yummy, yum yums! Have a great Pip & Puddles appreciation day and have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. You have us drooling! Thank you for telling us all about the jaffles!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  10. Hah, I actually have one of the ones for camping with, and had no idea what it was for. I got it at a garage sale for super cheap and just had to have it.

  11. Hehehe, my peep had a baked beam jaffle for breakfast!! YUM!!

    She wouldn't share... :(

  12. You just reminded me to take out the toastie maker as Rosie will be home soon. She loves to make toast with camembert, or with peanut butter too. Yum yum!!!

    Many Chinese have something like the Jaffle irons but they are slightly different and they are used to make Chinese New Year cookies like Love Letters.


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