The stove top pizzelle iron that is.
It has taken me almost 2 months to get enough courage to use the stove top pizzelle iron that I bought from Fantes. The whole process actually went quite well and as soon as the iron got properly heated it didn’t take time to make all the pizzelles. At first when I was making the first few they came out great, but then the next couple actually started to stick to the iron. I realized that I wasn’t heating both sides evenly and as soon as I started to heat both sides consistently there was no more sticking.
I prefer anise pizzelles over another other flavor. If you have never had anise it has a licorice flavor to it. Other flavors that you can make are lemon, vanilla, chocolate, almond. Actually pretty much any flavoring can be used. Just make sure to use 2 tsp of whatever flavor you like; however, if you are using anise oil only use 1 tsp anise oil and 1 tsp vanilla extract. The anise oil is actually very strong. For chocolate just add 1/2 cup of cocoa powder in with the flour and use 2 tsp of vanilla extract.
Modified from Sweet Maria’s Itialin Cookie Tray by Maria Bruscino Sanchez
1 cup sugar
1 tsp anise oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 pound unsalted butter, melted and cooled
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat pizzelle iron as directed by the manufacturer.
In a medium bowl mix together the eggs and sugar. Add extracts and melted butter. 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. Based on the size of your iron and the size pizzelles it makes you might have to use a little more or less dough.
Close the cover of the iron and bake for 30 to 45 seconds, or until nicely browned.
Using two forks, remove the hot wafer from the iron and place on a flat 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.