My grandmother always had pizzelles on hand just in case she “got company”. Lucky for me, she always had a few set aside for me. This is her recipe. Feel free to substitute other flavorings such as vanilla or lemon. She preferred anise, so that is how I make them for my kids.
makes 4 dozen
1 cup oil
1 1/4 cup sugar
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 bottle extract (anise, vanilla, lemon)
Heat pizzelle iron according to manufacturer directions. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. The batter will be thick. Place one tablespoon of the batter onto hot iron. Close the iron and cook for about 60 seconds (yours may take longer). Remove immediately and place on a rack to cool. Alternatively, once the pizzelles are removed from the iron and still hot – you can form them into any shape you want. Cones are great for ice cream, roll up like a cigar and stuff with whipped cream or pastry cream. You can also drape the hot cookie over the back of a muffin tin to form a bowl. Once cooled, fill with fresh whipped cream and berries. Really yummy!
What are your favorite family recipes? I’d love to hear from you and I hope you enjoy these!