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.