Tuesday, July 28, 2009

The best Pizzelles ever - Italy

Pizzelles are Italian cookies and they are so addicting. It would take some serious will power to eat only one Pizzelle. They are a cookie that is made in a special Pizzelle maker that look like a cute, little, thin, crispy waffle with a beautiful design on each side. I made these to put in the fair this week for open class foreign baking. The entry is only for three cookies so we took a big stack to Grandma Pat tonight to keep us from eating the whole batch tonight. They are excellent plain right off the cooling rack, spread with a thin layer of cream cheese or in a bowl of ice cream. The recipe is really simple, it is the making them that takes all the time.
Here is the recipe we use:
3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tsp vanilla - or other flavoring, I am partial to raspberry
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp. baking powder
Beat eggs and sugar until thick. Stir in melted butter. Blend in rest of ingredients. Using Pizzelle maker drop by spoonful on the baker and check after 35 seconds for doneness. They are done when they are light brown.

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