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Uncookery: Jaffle Weather Edition (Time for Toasties)

by Twitchy on August 5, 2014

Hibernation season is well and truly here. I took a nap and forgot to blog for a month. When I woke it was freezing…and I was hungry.

My intro to a long overdue Twitchycorner Uncookery post!

For those of you unfamiliar, Uncookery refers to food-based posts completely devoid of flair but full of ideas for tasty stuff made very quickly. Because my philosophy when it comes to the kitchen is “get in, do your thing and get out as fast as you can“.

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My windscreen Monday morning: Holy shitballs Batman- this looks like the work of Mr Freeze!

Take one old-school jaffle maker (toasted snack maker) with the divided sections. If you are inexplicably skilled you might be able to make this work in a cafe press.

What I found in the fridge:

I don’t like to eat too much bread, so I keep a packet of mountain bread on hand. Little did I know what a star turn it would turn pull for this experiment.

How annoying is that last, useless ONE scoop of leftovers? NOT ANYMORE. Keep and store.

Mountain bread

Scoop of leftovers such as pasta sauce, bolognaise, curry

Roast chicken shreds or cold cuts of choice

One egg, beaten (if no leftovers add seasoning such as herb salt)

Cheese of choice

Optional greenery

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Lay two sheets of mountain bread in the snackmaker like this, with one half hanging out the front. Spoon out beaten egg into the sections. Easiest if you slightly dampen first with water so you can make hollows with the pressure of a spoon.

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Make sure you’ve lined up enough outer edges for sealing shut- you don’t really want the egg to pour straight back out onto the benchtop. Not optimal.

Place cold cuts, greenery, cheese and any leftover sauces or gravies you may have. Fold shut and toast that sucker brown.

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Behold! Cooked egg inside a very healthy and lower fat alternative to filo pastry, yet with the same delicious crispiness. And less flakey mess.

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Yummy, crunchy, hot-pockety thing of beauty for chilly weather!

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Look, no garnish!

Serve with giant mug of soup, tea or coffee. You’re welcome.

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Grace August 12, 2014 at 4:49 pm

Oh, NOMS!!! I’m not a huge fan of bread either so this is a great alternative! Would be good for dinner on those lazy nights too! How effing cold is it???!!!

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Pinky Poinker August 8, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Absolutely ingenious! I love egg! Never thought of cooking them that way! I’ll be trying it out for Sunday lunch Twitchy :)

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Well thank you! Necessity and laziness being the mother of invention and all that…enjoy!

Hugzilla August 6, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Wow, these look really yummy, and so simple!

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Renee Wilson August 5, 2014 at 10:10 pm

I love that kitchen philosophy of yours. It’s pretty similar to my own. I haven’t had mountain bread for ages. I will have to get some at my next shop.

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:40 pm

I like that there are so many varieties because I don’t like to eat so much wheat ;)

Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me August 5, 2014 at 7:37 pm

A woman after my own heart, LOVE this, thanks for giggle. Oh and that windscreen is NOT cool, reminds me of living in NZ!

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:47 pm

That windscreen- had to get a scraper out. I know,better than to use hot water… Many don’t!

Tegan August 5, 2014 at 6:29 pm

Ohh they look delicious! I love mountain bread too and Dyllan eats it plain (crazy kid) so I try to have some in the pantry most of the time.

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Plain Mountain bread? Does Dyllan eat paper, too?

Bec @ The Plumbette August 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

I like easy and good and this is both!

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EssentiallyJess August 5, 2014 at 2:35 pm

Oh that is a cool idea and boatman would love it. He likes his eggs like that.

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Annaleis August 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Think you have just given me an idea for lunch!

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:45 pm

Like I said: You’re welcome! :)

Janet aka Middle Aged Mama August 5, 2014 at 10:06 am

Couldn’t agree more with your philosophy of cooking … this looks like a tasty snack!

Visiting today from #teamIBOT xxx

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:58 pm

Chicken curry version got big thumbs up from my husband today at lunch.

Carla from My Yellow Heart August 5, 2014 at 9:40 am

I have never used mountain bread in a jaffle maker before. Great idea!

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:44 pm

I think I’ve converted a few with this post!

Amy August 5, 2014 at 8:47 am

That looks tasty! Must try it :)

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Especially with butter on the outside!

Lydia C. Lee August 5, 2014 at 6:52 am

I could do with one of those right now…not tried it without normal bread…

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Twitchy August 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm

Doooo Etttt!

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