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Foolproof Recipe for Traditional Australian Jaffles and Rubs

Foolproof Recipe for Traditional Australian Jaffles and Rubs

Reviving the Outback: A Foolproof Recipe for Traditional Australian Jaffles and Bush Spice Rubs

Australia's outback offers more than just picturesque vistas; it is the cradle of delectable traditional recipes, passed down generations and echoing the spirit of adventure inherent in Australian bush life. Among these are two classics - Jaffles, the original Aussie toasted sandwich, and Bush Spice Rubs, concoctions of aromatic spices adding a distinct Australian flavour to meat dishes. Let's dive into the step-by-step process of creating these culinary delights, rich in taste, history, and Australian culture.

Traditional Australian Jaffles

Ingredients: - 4 slices of Bread - 200g of Canned Baked Beans (about 1 cup) - 50g of Grated Cheese (about 1/2 cup) - Butter for spreading Instructions: 1. Heat your jaffle iron over a campfire or on your stove top. 2. While the iron is heating up, spread a thin layer of butter on one side of each slice of bread. 3. When the jaffle iron is hot (but not scorching), place a slice of bread, butter-side down, on each side of the iron. 4. Layer baked beans, then grated cheese on one slice of the bread. 5. Cover the filling with the second slice, butter-side up. 6. Close the jaffle iron and trim any excess bread that's peeking out of the sides. 7. Cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or till the bread is toasted and the filling is hot. The traditional Jaffle, an Aussie bush favourite, was coined after the classic brand 'Jaffle Iron'. The simplicity of the meal enabled bush travellers to cook quick, nutritious meals over a campfire.

Australian Bush Spice Rubs

Ingredients: - 10g Ground Pepperberries (1 tablespoon) - 10g Ground Wattleseed (1 tablespoon) - 10g Ground Coriander (1 tablespoon) - 5g Ground Cumin (1 teaspoon) - 5g Ground Sweet Paprika (1 teaspoon) - 10g Salt (1 tablespoon) Instructions: 1. Toast the ground coriander and cumin gently over medium heat until they start releasing their aroma. 2. Let the spices cool. 3. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. 4. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. 5. Make sure to rub the mixture on to your meat at least an hour before cooking to allow the flavours to permeate the meat. Bush Spice Rubs are essentially a blend of traditional Australian herbs and spices that are used to season meat, especially before BBQ. Combining local ingredients like Pepperberries and Wattleseed with other spices creates a distinctive flavour profile that is robust and uniquely Australian. In the heart of these recipes lies a deep connection to the harsh yet beautiful Australian bushland. The traditional Jaffles and Bush Spice Rubs are a testament to the resourcefulness and resilience of the early Australian outback explorers. Reviving these traditional recipes also brings us closer to age-old flavours and the unique culinary heritage of the outback. Ready to taste some history?
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