Wednesday, December 12, 2007
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 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!