Churro Waffles with Chocolate Sauce – Gemma's Bigger Bolder Baking Ep 6 – Gemma Stafford

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It’s a BOLD BAKING breakfast fiesta! This week, I show you how to make homemade Churro Waffles with a rich, chocolate sauce. Why make just regular waffles when you can make them over-the-top, BIG and BOLD?! AND in this episode, I’m excited to introduce you to my new puppy, Waffles. I hope you enjoy them both.


Churro Waffles with Chocolate Sauce

For the Waffles

3 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¼ cup sugar
2/3 cups canola oil
4 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2½ cups buttermilk

Churro topping – Cinnamon Sugar

½ Cup of Sugar
¼ Cup ground Cinnamon
½ Melted Butter

Chocolate Ganache (Sauce)

8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (we like 72 percent cacao)
1 cup heavy cream

Start by making the Waffle Batter:

1. In a large bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.

2. In a jug, whisk together eggs, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract.

3. Whisk to spell out W.A.F.F.L.E.S, or 7 times roughly. A few Lumps and bumps are all good. Just like pancake batter, they work themselves out while the batter rests

4. Refrigerate for 10-20 minutes and get working on your sauce and cinnamon sugar.

For the Chocolate Ganache

1. Heat the cream until it is about to boil, then turn it off

2. Pour over the chopped chocolate and whisk until smooth and shiny. Set aside until needed

To make the Churro topping

1. Melt the butter and set aside

2. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl together until well combined.


Pre-heat your waffle iron to medium heat. Grease with butter

Spoon the batter into a preheated waffle iron.

Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. (all waffle irons are different but roughly around 3-4 minutes)

TIP: Resist the urge to open the waffle iron while cooking so you don’t let out all that lovely steam that will give you a chrisp, brown waffle

Once fully cooked immediately brush with melted butter and sprinkle over you cinnamon sugar. Turn over and do the same on the other side. Don’t be shy with the cinnamon sugar, it’s the best part.

Drizzle over the warm, rich chocolate sauce to get that full Churro experience. If you are feeling extra BOLD then finish with freshly whipped cream like I did!!
waffles recipe

According to the legend, the Liege waffle (from the city of Liege, eastern Belgium) was invented by a cook of the Prince-Bishop of Liege in the 18 Th century. The Prince-Bishop had asked for a pastry filled with big pieces of pearl sugar. The cook then tried to bake in a waffle maker, a brioche type pastry with pearl sugar blended in the dough. During baking, the smell of the vanilla delighted the Prince and this waffle recipe joined quickly the culinary traditions in Liege and took the Belgium kingdom by storm.
The Liege waffle is a waffle usually bought and eaten warm on the street. They are usually freshly made in small shops. They are smaller, sweeter and denser than “Belgian waffles” and have a caramelized sugar coating on the outside, giving them a lightly sweet flavour. Most are served plain, but some are vanilla or cinnamon flavoured, and can be served with toppings like fruits, creams, and chocolate.