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ANISE PIZZELLE

I don’t think you can get anymore ancient and traditional with an Italian sweet treat than a Pizzelle! These scrumptious things that tastes similar to a waffle cone go way back into ancient Rome where they used the pizzelle iron over open fire. Nowadays, luckily we have electric ones that make the whole process super fast with hardly any mess. You’ll find these during Christmas time, Easter and other special occasions. You can make other flavors other than anise, such as vanilla, hazelnut, chocolate and lemon. Also when they’re still hot you can wrap them around a wooden dowel to make cannoli shells, shape into a waffle cone, bowl, pretty much anything you want.

You can find a Pizzelle Press pretty much anywhere on the internet for about $50. Amazon.com is always the best way to go but you can also find them at gourmet stores like Sur La Table where I found my Pizzelle Pro Toscano by ChefsChoice.

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ANISE PIZZELLE
Servings
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Ingredients
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl whisk the flour, baking powder, and anise seeds together.
  2. With an electric stand mixer beat the eggs and sugar together for about 2-3 minutes until fluffy.
  3. Add the butter, vanilla extract, and anise extract. Once they’re well incorporated then add the bowl of flour and baking powder in two parts; giving the wet ingredients a chance to absorb the flour.
  4. Bake one tablespoon full of the batter on each mold for about 30 seconds. Use a metal spatula to remove the pizzelles and place on a rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

When placing the batter on the molds, place it more off-centered towards the back of the circular mold so that when you close the top it will press evenly.