Homemade Pizzelles

We have officially made it to the weekend! I just have one more shift at work until I’m completely off for the weekend!

Today’s workout didn’t happen. I chose to rest today since I really needed some extra sleep. Usually, if my workouts don’t happen first thing in the morning they don’t happen at all. By the time I woke up (about 8:30!!!!) I made some breakfast before heading off to photography class!

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Breakfast this morning was a peach Chobani, sliced strawberries, Fiber One 80 Calorie chocolate cereal, and 2 waffles (one whole wheat blueberry the other buttermilk). It was quickly consumed before rushing to get ready for class!

After getting home late from class, I scarfed down lunch before heading out to our friend’s house for some baking fun!

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Tortilla soup with spinach and black beans added in after cooking.

After lunch, we went to a friend’s house to make homemade pizzelles, which are Italian waffle-like cookies.

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The recipe is super simple, but making them was a little tough! That would be mostly due to the fact that we were using an old-fashioned pizzelle maker.

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Homemade Pizzelles:

  • 3 eggs
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 Tbs. vanilla
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsps. baking powder
  1.       In a large bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Stir in the melted butter, and sift together the flour and baking powder. Slowly add in the sifted flour to the egg mixture.
  2.       Heat pizzelle iron and brush with oil ( works best with butter in my experience!). Place about a tablespoon of batter behind the center of the pattern on the iron. Cook pizzelles on each side for about a minute. Cooking time may vary. Carefully remove from iron and place on cooling rack.

It’s that simple! The cookies will crisp up after sitting for a few minutes. It was almost like a waffle cone. I think it would be interesting to form them into waffle bowls, and use for ice cream sundaes! I’ll have to experiment on that one! The other cool thing about pizzelles is that you can also experiment with different flavors! We made regular, chocolate ( add 3Tbs. unsweetened cocoa powder), and sprinkles for a colorful batch!

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Somebody was feeling a little crafty!

They were a nice treat, and a nice little taste of Italy!

Now it’s time to get some sleep to start off the weekend!

Something to Think About:

What is your favorite unusual dessert??

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