‘Tis the season for remembering! Christmas is synonymous with nostalgia. There are certain traditions, certain songs, and certain bakes good that bring you right back to a moment, a memory, a person. Pizzelle did that for me this year; it brought me back to my tight lipped, side smirking Nonno. You see, my Nonno didn’t even like pizzelle, he would question why we waste our time making it. While making these cookie with my Nonna and Zia I was reminded of how much he did not like them, but how much he loved seeing his grandchildren’s faces light up when they were put on the table and disappeared by handfuls in seconds. Somewhere up there, he’s smiling down, shaking his head that we wasted our time making them and can’t wait to see them disappear into his grandchildren’s bellies on Christmas Day.
- 1 3/4 cup flour
- 2 tsps. baking powder
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 granulated sugar
- 1-2 tbsp. caramel flavour
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
Assembling the Pizzelle
- In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter and let cool slightly. In a separate bowl, combine eggs, sugar and caramel flavour. Once the butter has cooled slightly, slowly stir into eggs and sugar.
- In a large bowl stir together flour and baking powder. Slowly add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until perfectly combined.
- Once pizzelle maker is heated, place a tablespoon of batter into maker and let cook for 30 seconds. Remove from pizzelle maker and let cool on wire rack.