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Monday, December 19, 2011

Pizzelle Making and Brandon

So, the other day I was reading the comments on one of my blog posts and I noticed a new person commented. I was perusing her blog and I saw THIS post on pizzelle's. She even posted a video. And oddly enough, I had just talked with my cousin who told me she had just found her Dad's pizzelle iron. She also told me she would love to come over and bake cookies with me on Saturday.

That morning I thought about her finding her Dad's pizzelle iron and me seeing it on a blog and I thought....it's meant to be. So I sent her a text and said, "Bring the pizzelle iron." She did.



Apparently they are an Italian cookie and there are many variations. And the recipe said you do not need to spray the iron. BUT - apparently her Dad did spray the iron at one time, and we found out that we had to spray it also. Maybe because he already did before, we don't know. We were new at the Pizzelle thing.



I had a couple of people ask for the recipes so I asked Vickie to e-mail them to me. She did. Here they are, cut and pasted right from the e-mail so if there is anything , blame her :-)



Italian Pizzelles
3 eggs

1/2 c butter *

1 t vanilla
1 3/4 c flour

2 t baking powder
1/2 t anise extract (optional)

3/4 c sugar


* do not use more than 1/2 c and don't use oil as a substitute

Beat eggs and sugar. Add cooled melted butter and vanilla and anise. Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Batter will be stiff enough to be dropped by spoon. Batter can be refrigerated to be used at a later time. Makes 30.

Special Pizzelles (We made these)
3 eggs

2 T rum
2 c flour

2 t grated orange peel
1 c sugar

1/2 c unsalted butter, melted
2 t baking powder

Beat eggs and sugar. Add cooled melted butter a little at a time. Add rum and grated orange peel. Gradually add enough flour to make a very light dough, light enough to drop on your baker with a spoon. Makes approx 50.

Variations: (and we made this variation to the Italian recipe above - we did not add the anise)
Pizzelle con Cioccolatte
Add 3 T coca and 3T sugar to the basic recipe.


She also found this recipe that her Dad wrote
Italian Waffles (Pizzelles)


2/3 c shortening (corn oil)
3/4 c sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 c flour
2 T anise extract
pinch salt

beat eggs and sugar. Add corn oil and anise. add four and baking powder stir until smooth.


The pizzelle iron is just like a waffle iron, only the design/grid thing is thinner.


And Fi, for your info, I did not keep ALL of those cookies! She took half of them home.

Which reminds me, we did not get the amount of pizzelle's that the recipe said we would get. Not even close.


AND, I was feeding an army...sort of.

An Army guy anyway.....See this guy?


This is my cousin's son, Brandon.

Yesterday I went to a Welcome Home/Going Away party for him.

He is going BACK to Afghanistan in April.
And I took a plate of cookies to the party.


Cindy Bee

4 comments:

  1. Welcome back handsome Brandon!

    I'm not a fan of pizzelle, but the iron is really cool looking!
    Julie

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  2. Dear Cindy, Thank you for the recipes. I truly appreciate them. I wish the young man Brandon, good luck with his stint in the service. Blessings to all, Susie(She Junks)

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  3. what a day you had.. i luv those cookies but no iron :< .... they do seem like a labor of love .....i would have made myself sick eating them all...
    hugs

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  4. Do not have one of these irons but I will remember where to get the recipe if ever I do.

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