Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Its late, I am hooked up to my IV but the bored-ness sweeps over me in an unrelenting wave of discontent. Joe is on his way home from work and I know he will be down for an adventure.

A food adventure is on its way. Why not try to make Pizzelles? I love pizzelles, and I just brought a waffle cone maker, YES this is a brilliant idea. My mom and I can never pass up a Tuesday Mornings impulse buy. We tried to justify it by saying things like “ it’s really for when Beths children come visit” and “we can use it to make more than waffle cones” . But really it was only 10 bucks and we wanted it… so what if it is impractical to buy a machine that has only one really purpose.

But the waffle cone maker doesn’t say anything about making Pizzelles. Can it be done? Joe and I are on the case. At about 10 pm we embarked on the mission and we could see very fast that this was a lot easier than we had originally expected! Joe is more than excited because we are going to use his food processor WIN.

This recipe is from:

Yield: 15

  • 3/4 cup nondairy milk
  • 1/3 cup Earth Balance melted
  • 1/2 Tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3/4 cup white pastry flour
  • 3/4 cup unbleached all purpose white flour
For Pizzelle or Cialde:
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed oil
For Gaufrettes:
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 pinch nutmeg

  1. Combine the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat an electric pizzelle iron according to directions (it takes 7 to 8 minutes and usually there is a light that tells you when it’s hot).
  3. When it's hot, add a scoop of exactly 4 teaspoons batter to the middle of each cookie section.
  4. Close the iron and secure the handle.
  5. Set a timer for 30 to 40 seconds.
  6. When the timer goes, open the iron and carefully loosen each cookie.
  7. Place on paper towels on top of cooling racks.
  8. Continue until you have used up all of the batter.
  9. The cookies get crisp very fast. Sift powdered sugar over the decorative side of each cookie. Serve with tea , coffee or wine
  10. Don't stack and put away the cookies until they cool or they will loose there crispness

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