If you don’t know what pizzelles are, well… they’re delicious! Need more info? Let’s go straight to the Wikipedia:
Pizzelle are traditional Italian waffle cookies made from flour, eggs, sugar, butter or vegetable oil, and flavoring. Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewy depending on the ingredients and method of preparation. It can be moulded into various shapes, including in the shape of cannoli.
So yeah, that’s a pizzelle. To make them you need a pizzelle press, and luckily I received one as a gift from my youngest daughter recently, so now I make pizzelles. I started making plain ones, but then learned I can make chocolate pizzelles, which are even more delicious. The nice thing about them is that they seem to last a long time and not go stale. I keep them in a container on the counter and even after two weeks they still take fresh and crispy.
Now, a plain (chocolate) pizzelle is good, but damn, you add some Nutella (or other hazelnut & cocoa) spread on top and you’ve just upped your pizzelle game a notch or two!
Pizzelles are pretty darn simple, too. Basically flour, eggs, sugar, butter and flavoring. That’s it. I tend to put them in the press for 60 seconds, remove them, let them cool for 10-15 seconds, then cut into quarters. That’s about the right size for me, but YMMV. I haven’t made waffle cones or waffle cups or cannoli shells (yet) but I’m sure that’s on the horizon.
Remember kids, Baking is Making!