Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Pizzelle Making

My daughter Melissa and granddaughter Maddie came over to make pizzelles yesterday. Pizzelles are Italian wafer cookies. You'll need a Pizzelle maker, I got mine from Sur La Table. It's very easy and fast once you get started. It can be messy at times with the powder sugar but so yummy and don't think your Pizzelles will turn out all perfect because they don't. Just take them out of the maker and top with powder sugar. They taste like the waffle cones you get at the ice cream store.
Here's the recipe for the Traditional Italian Pizzelle, but you will need a Pizzlle maker. I don't remember how much mine was , but I looked one up on the Sur La Table website and it's $39.95.

3 eggs room temperature
3/4 cup of sugar
1/2 cup of butter or margarine, melted and cooled
1 tsp. of vanilla
1/2tsp anise
1 3/4 cups of flour
2 tsp baking powder
In a large mixing bowl, beat the eggs and sugar. Add the cooled butter or margarine, vanilla and anise. Sift the flour and baking powder together and add the egg mixture. The batter should be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon. The batter can also be refrigerated to be used for later.
These are our version of Christmas cookies. The trick is putting the right amount in the maker, too much and it goes out the side but the results are wonderful. Wish you guys could reach right in your computer and take one! Happy Wednesday!


Katie said...

YUM!! That looks like a little waffle maker! I bet Maddie will love doing that as she gets older.

Knit-Wit said...

Those look just like (and the name escapes me) a scandinavian cookie. I need to do some research to find out what they are called. I am always amazed at how similar some of the foods are around the world - just a different name, size, and way of eating them.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Joan! I just made pizzelles this morning too! I have my grandmothers pizzelle iron. It's so old, the cord is covered in that braided stretchy fabric. But, knock on wood, it still works like a charm!

Our recipe is different than yours but all of the ingredients are the same. No more, no less. How funny!


Sandy McTier Designs said...

YUM! There is a norwegian iron like that for Krumkake that I purchased this year - can't wait to make them!
I'm gonna save your recipe and see if it works to.
Hope you are having a great week.
Sandy ;)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Joan, those look positively dangerous...yummy! I could go for those with some fruit on top..a little syrup, wowie! And they are cookies, how bout that!


Kellan said...

Those look so delicious and so pretty - what a fun day. Take care, Joan. Kellan

Sandi McBride said...

I love making Pizelles...I do rosettes at Christmas, too...I have Mama's Pizelle baker and Mammay's (my grandmother)rosette lucky am I? Yours look good enough to eat!

Michelle said...

Now those look good!

Anonymous said...

Get some Nutella spread and ice cream and make a sandwich with the pizzelles. Now, that is yummy!! Think I heard that one from Giada on the Food Network!