Friday, April 18, 2014

Great Grandma's Pizzelles

Today I decided it was time to whip out the apron and start baking some cookies. I searched Pinterest high and low for a good Easter-themed recipe, but with no such luck of finding something semi-straightforward, I turned to my Great Grandma's cookbook. After flipping through countless numbers of pages marked with Italian pastas, breads, and everything else, I came upon a recipe for pizzelles: a cookie that was always on the table during family holidays. If you don't know what a pizzelle is, here's my best description of one: a thin, waffle-like cookie...or just look at the pictures below, that works too. Without further ado, here's pictures of my pizzelles and the recipe for my G. Grandma's timeless cookies:

(makes 30 pizzelles)
Ingredients:
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsps vanilla
1 tsp anise extract
(You also need a pizzelle maker, if you really want to make them though, try a waffle iron. It could work, who knows!)
Instructions:
Beat eggs well. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
Add butter, vanilla, anise extract. Beat for a few minutes more.
Add baking powder and flour. Mix well.
Spray Pizzelle maker with oil and heat it.
Place a tablespoon of batter in center of iron, close it, and bake until light gold and steaming stops. (about 30-45 seconds).
Remove with fork and cool on wire rack. Keep them flat, or roll into a cone while still hot.
Store in airtight container.
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  1. These look delicious! I bought a 'waffle iron' that turned out to be a wafer iron, and that makes them this thin! I can never find recipes to make in it, but this will be perfect! Thanks for posting this, I can't wait to try them out! :)

    Amylou x
    www.amyloububs.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They are very good! Enjoy, make sure to share pictures on your blog :) I followed you back on BlogLovin'
      xoxo, Jillian

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  2. Thank you so much for the follow.
    Follow you back on bloglovin.
    Btw,I'm also on Instagram,maybe you like my account?
    Lovely greets from germany ;-)

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    1. Followed you on instagram! follow me back?
      xoxo from the USA :)
      -Jillian

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