If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s, your mum, aunt or gran probably had one of these babies. A jaffel pan.
From as far back as I can remember of my early childhood, memories of these handy bread toasters linger in my mind. Reels of images from every church bazaar and fete since I was three, showcasing what seems to have been every woman in church baking pancakes, selling trifles and making Jaffels.
It seems to be a good old South African treat, and by combining your favorite filling combinations it can be transformed in a traditional yet charming meal idea.
I decided on the traditional Savoury Mince Jaffel, which consisted of two pieces of bread, toasted in the jaffel pan with a filling of savoury mince, cheese, tomato, onion, ketchup and mustard. It is a perfect idea for a picnic or for the kiddies lunchboxes.
I say – Jaai – dinner is served!
You can easily treat the family with delightful fillings like chicken mayo and cheese or even a nifty breakfast meal by toasting bacon, egg and cheese jaffels for brunch! Enjoy!