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Bush Tucker Jaffles

The jaffle has been part of everyday Aussie life for a very long time. It was even invented in Australia. You’d never pick it, but in 1949 a humble fellow by the name of Dr Earnest Smithers created the very first jaffle iron, in his Bondi backyard.

This Australia Day, why not taste something Australian and try one of these sweet or savory jaffle creations?

In the video below, chef and 2016 NT Local Hero David Taylor will work alongside equality and acceptance advocate Paige Horrigan, showing you how to make jaffles from Australia’s own native superfood – the quandong (as well as an even sweeter treat).

Jaffle Recipes

Savoury Ingredients



Quandong (in any form!)

Cheese (the meltier the better!)

Sweet Ingredients



Banana (slice it!)

Strawberries (slice ‘em!)

Hazelnut spread


All you really, really need to know about making these jaffles… is to butter your bread on both sides. How else are you going to get that delicious crisp every Australia Day deserves?

If you’re super curious about that delicious quandong-mango relish recipe David mentions in the video, you can find it over on the Tucker to Dukkah page! From Tucker to Dukkah article.

Want to taste more this Australia Day?