Pizzelle are biscuits traditionally from Molise and Abruzzo.

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Pizzelle

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 30 units

Ingredients

  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 250 gr flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Instructions

  • In an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar. Add vanilla extract and melted butter.
  • On low speed, gradually add flour and baking powder to make a sticky dough.
  • Drop dough from a teaspoon onto the hot iron. If the iron you are using allows you to bake 2 pizzelles at once, drop a teaspoonful into the center of each pattern outline. Close the cover of pizzelle iron and bake for 30 to 45 seconds, or until nicely browned.
  • Using two forks, remove the hot wafer from the iron and place the pizzelle flat on a parchment-lined cookie sheet.
  • Be sure to lay the hot pizzelles in a single layer on the cookie sheet.
  • When they are completely cool, you can stack them.
  • Dust with confectioner's sugar.
  • Makes about 30 pizzelles. 

Notes

Chocolate: add 1/2 cup cocoa to the dough along with the flour.
Lemon: substitute 2 teaspoons lemon extract for the vanilla. Add 2 tablespoons lemon zest (grated rind from 2 large lemons).
Almond: Replace vanilla with almond extract.

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