Happy Sunday! There is one thing that I look forward to every year around the holidays and crave throughout the month of December…….pizzelle! These delicious Italian waffle cookies originate from the Abruzzo region in Italy and I have been making them since I was a young girl. My great-grandmother was from Abruzzo, so I guess making these cookies is in my blood.
There is nothing I enjoy more than a cup of coffee with 2 or 3 pizzelle. I enjoy baking them with anise, but you can use any type of flavor extract such as lemon, vanilla, coffee, almond or hazelnut. The recipe is so easy, that I memorized it when I was about 7 or 8 years old. I have seen several variations of recipes, but this is what I have gone by for the last thirty years. All you need are eggs, flour, sugar, anise, butter, baking powder and of course, a pizzelle iron. Once the dough is made, simply place a small amount (or roll the dough into balls) and place on the warm iron. Press down for about 30 seconds and voila! The scent of these little gems will fill your kitchen and bring a smile to your face.
My kids love them topped with Nutella and we often will roll them when they are warm and fill them with that ridiculously addicting chocolate hazelnut spread that is truly a gift from heaven. You can also make your own little waffle cones which are great for kids. I myself enjoy pistachio gelato inside a pizzelle cone.
If you do not have a pizzelle iron, you can get one at most kitchen stores. These would make a wonderful addition to your New Year’s Day celebration. Here is my tried and true recipe, enjoy!
- 6 eggs
- 2 cups of sugar
- 2 sticks of melted butter
- 2 tablespoons of anise
- 6 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- Beat eggs and sugar. Add cool, melted butter and anise. Sift flour and baking powder and then add to egg/sugar mixture. Dough should be nice and thick. Form dough into 1 inch balls and spoon onto heated pizzelle iron and press down for about 30 seconds. You may have to press a few to get the hang of it. Pizzelle will be a nice golden brown. Buon appetito!
Here are some fantastic recipes from the #SundaySupper crew! I am already making my shopping list for the week and can’t wait to try some of these. Happy Sunday!
Comfort Food Cravings
- Beef Tenderloin Citrus Arugula Salad from Family Foodie
- Chunky Beef Chili from MealDiva
- Cowboy Candy and Cream Cheese from Rhubarb and Honey
- Creamy Veggie and Chip Dip from La Bella Vita Cucina
- Golabki (Polish Cabbage Rolls) from Healthy. Delicious.
- Jalapeno Poppers Wrapped in Bacon from Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Lightened and Loaded Potato Soup from Momma’s Meals
- Prime Rib Roast from Confessions of a Culinary Diva
- Roasted Cashews & Walnuts with Honey and Herbs from Delaware Girl Eats
- Russian Black Bread from Curious Cuisiniere
- Sausage and Cheese Stromboli from Casa de Crews
- Spicy Chicken and Waffle Sandwiches with Bacon, Cheddar and Green Onion from From Gate to Plate
- Steak and Eggs from Nosh My Way
- Steak Tartare from The Texan New Yorker
- Swiss Onion Bread from The Foodie Army Wife
Quench Your Thirst Cravings
- Crab Artichoke Bread from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Mussels in Coconut Broth with Garlic Toasts from The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Seafood Scampi from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Cravings
- Apple Bundt Cake from Pancake Warriors
- Dark Chocolate Potato Chip Fudge from Nik Snacks
- Dulce de Leche Rice Krispy Treats from Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Hot Chocolate Milky Way Brownie Pie from Take A Bite Out of Boca
- Lower-Sugar Carrot Cake Jam from What Smells So Good?
- Maple Syrup Creme Brule from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner
- Mint Infused Deep Dish Brownies from The Perfect Brownie
- Paleo Pound Cake from NinjaBaker
- Pizzelle from Eat, Drink and be Tracy
- Sweet Potato Sheet Cake from Pies and Plots
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