Easter is just around the corner and that means Hot Cross Buns! I love the flavours of Hot Cross Buns but also like to mix things up a bit, so I set myself a challenge to make Hot Cross Bun Waffles!
How to make Hot Cross Bun Waffles
Making waffles is really simple, the basic ingredients are similar to those you would use for muffins or pancakes.
- Spices and flavourings
The method for making waffles is also similar to making muffins, add wet ingredients to dry ingredients and mix to get a batter that is thinner than a muffin but thicker than for a pancake.
Hot Cross Bun Waffles get their flavour from cinnamon, mixed spice, vanilla extract, lemon and orange zest. It wouldn’t be a Hot Cross Bun without raisins but if you don’t like dried fruit you can leave them out. Chop the raisins to make sure they are evenly distributed through the batter.
The Waffle Maker
Pour 125ml of the mixture onto the preheated waffle iron and lower the lid. Cook until the end of the cooking cycle and then remove from the waffle maker.
Keep the waffles warm on a plate in the oven on low heat, make more waffles until you have used all the mixture.
The Sage by Heston Blumenthal No Mess Waffle has the following great features:
- Power/Darkness Control – so you can customise your waffle colour from dark to light
- Die-cast aluminium cooking plate
- PFOA-free non-stick
- An integrated moat – as you can see from the photo above, judging exactly the right amount of batter is not always easy, but it overflows into the moat and comes off cleanly. No mess, no waste.
- Stainless Steel housing which looks smart and is easy to clean
- Locking latch for storage
- Power light to show that the unit is on
- Ready light to let you know when the unit has reached cooking temperature
The Sage by Heston Blumenthal No Mess Waffle RRP £99.95. Find the full tech specification, downloadable instruction book and helpful videos by visiting the Sage website.
As you can see above, Hot Cross Bun Waffles come with their own built-in cross. Serve with chocolate sauce or any sweet sauce you like or simply drizzle with melted butter.
For a white cross try melted white chocolate or check out my Hot Cross Bun Mug Cake recipe where I show you how to create a cross using a dusting of cocoa powder or icing sugar.
More Hot Cross Bun Recipes from Farmersgirl Kitchen
Hot Cross Shortbread Cookies are shortbread cookies with all the citrus and spicy flavours of a Hot Cross Bun. It’s the perfect recipe for your cookie jar all year round, but when you dress up these cookies with a piped cross, they make a great addition to your Easter tea tab
This Hot Cross Bun Mug Cake is so good. You get all the flavours of a Hot Cross Bun in a matter of minutes in the microwave.
More Waffle Recipes
Parmesan & Paprika Potato Waffles by Kavey Eats
Orange & Thyme Waffles with Blueberry Compote by Recipes from a Pantry
Haggis Waffles by Foodie Quine
Marmite Waffles by Kavey Eats
Apple, Cinnamon and Maple Syrup Waffles by Foodie Quine
Sprialized Sweet Potato Latkes in the Waffle maker by Family Friends Food
Potato Rosti Waffles by Fab Food 4 All
Alternative Hot Cross Buns
Kavey’s Hot Multi-cultural Buns by Kavey Eats
Coconut and Mango Hot Cross Buns by Recipes from a Pantry
Hot Magen David Buns by Family Friends Food
Vegan and Gluten-Free Hot Cross Balls by Veggie Desserts
Hot Cross Bun Puddings
Hot Cross Bun Pudding (a la mode) by United Cakedom
Slow Cooker Hot Cross Bun and Butter Pudding by Munchies & Munchkins
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Hot Cross Bun Waffles
- 295 g self raising flour
- 55 g caster superfine sugar
- 1/2 lemon zest
- 1/2 orange zest
- 1 tsp mixed spice
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 50 g raisins roughly chopped
- 125 g butter melted and cooled slightly
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs
- 430 ml milk
- Whisk the dry ingredients together in a medium bowl, add the chopped raisins.
- Whisk the milk, eggs and vanilla together in another bowl.
- Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and pour in the milk mixture and the melted butter and lightly whisk the ingredients until combined. Do not over mix, it should still be slightly lumpy.
- Let the batter rest while pre-heating the waffle maker.
- Turn the POWER/DARKNESS control dial to your desired setting, I used setting 5. Wait until the READY light illuminates.,
- Pour approximately 125 ml (I found a 1/2 cup measure was about right) of batter evenly onto the centre of the waffle plate and close the lid.
- At the end of the cooking cycle, open the lid and carefully remove your waffle.
- Repeat with the remaining batter.
- Make a cross in the waffle indentations using melted chocolate or chocolate syrup and add the toppings of your choice.
I’m adding the Hot Cross Bun Waffles for Recipe of the Week Linky over at A Mummy Too, check out Emily’s great recipes and those added to the Linky too.
Disclaimer: I received the Sage by Heston Blumenthal No Mess Waffle maker to review and create a recipe. I was not paid and all opinions are my own.