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A pizzelle is an Italian cookie like a thin, crisp waffle, usually flavored with anise and is a popular food at traditional celebrations such as Christmas and Easter. This recipe comes from CJ in Lawrence, Kansas, whose family has made Pizelles for over 100 years. Now he has made them gluten-free, using Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend.
- 6 eggs
- 3 1/2 cup Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 cup cooled melted margarine (I only used margarine because that is what ma uses, but I need to try it with butter)
- 4 teaspoons baking powder
- 3 Tablespoons Anise Extract (You can use almost any extract for different tastes, Almond and Orange is AWESOME, Anise is the most traditional for Italians!)
Mix eggs with sugar using electric mixer. Meanwhile, mix flour and baking powder together.
Dump all the ingredients together. I literally throw everything into the egg/sugar mixture and go to town with the electric mixer. Mix until combined.
Cook in pizzelle iron until pale yellow (they cook so fast and brown a bit after removing from the iron, mine only needed to cook for 25 seconds).
Picture shows about 6 Pizzelles less than a half batch (they got eaten before the picture was taken!)
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Thank goodness that a couple months ago - I found my handhel iron and I'm making my pizzelles as I type this. Doesn't even compare to the electric irons....labor of love to do one st a time while standing over the stove but WORTH it!
I followed the Cuisinart instructions to set the timer on 3-4 for the first two cookies. I found that while they looked done and came off easily, they didn't get crisp on the cooling rack, so I increased the time.
Each batch I increased the time until I had it set for as long as it could go. Still they did not crisp up. I tried leaving them on until no steam escaped and they seemed a bit crisper after cooling, but certainly not crispy.
I am wondering if the humidity of the day has something to do with this?
I ended up trying adding more sugar, but it didn't help.
So my question for everyone is this: Do they ever get really crispy? I have some in my hot oven right now, just to see if they crisp up. Thanks for any advice for this beginner Pizzelle maker!
I know the "waffle: would have to be rolled around a "tool" or a wooden spoon to make the