Monday, June 22, 2009

Chocolate Pizzelle Recipe ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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Have you ever taste chocolate pizzelle? If not try out below recipe and make your home made chocolate pizzelle.

A - Ingredients

1/2 cup (175 g) granulated sugar
  • zest of one orange (optional)
  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup (60 mil) cold water
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick/113 g) butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup (120 g) sifted unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
B - Steps
  1. Heat up the pizzelle maker for a few minutes and in the mean time you try mixing the ingredients.
  2. Take out a small bowl and mix up the orange zest into the sugar with your fingers. (optional)
  3. In the bowl with hand mixer(or bowl of the stand mixer) beat the sugar and eggs together until the mixture is light.
  4. Add the water(preferably cold), fresh butter, and vanilla. Whisk together the cocoa powder and flour, making sure there are no lumps, then add to the wet mixture. Mix on low until the batter is smooth and the chocolate color is even throughout.
  5. Pour 1 tablespoon of the batter for each cookie onto the heated pizzelle maker(which should be heated by now) and close the top. Cook according to the manufacturer’s directions, usually 30-60 seconds.
  6. Gently lift with a fork or silicone spatula and transfer to a wire rack. Store in a tin, not airtight, away from other cookies. They need some exposure to air to stay crispy.
  7. They can be served flat or rolled into a cone or tube shape, and both the rolled shapes just beg to be filled with some kind of cream or marscapone filling.Enjoy the tasty bites.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Healty Pizzelle Recipe ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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There is a lot of pizzelle recipes online. I found one that the writer claim it is a healthy pizzelle recipe. I'm not so sure what is his 'healty' point, but if you wish to try, please follow below instruction.


* 1 cup Smart balance spread
* 1 cup Splenda
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 5 eggs
* 2 TBLSP Vanilla extract
* 1 cup flour
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1/2 cup soy flour
* 1/4 cup barley flour
* 1/4 Bob's Red Mill Gluten free baking flour
* 3 tsp. baking powder
* small pinch of salt


Melt the smart balance and let cool. Add the Splenda and sugar and mix. Mix in the vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs. Mix in the flours and baking powder. Let this mixture set for a few minutes.
Drop by the Tablespoon onto a Pizzelle Iron. Close and count to 25 or 30, or until brown.
Repeat until all batter is used.

More recipe in my next post. Happy trying!

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

How to use Pizzelle Iron ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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If you have no experience in using a pizzelle iron, this article might help you. Using a pizzelle iron is not difficult, but it takes practice to get the cookies to the ideal color and shape, and it requires patience because the typical pizzelle recipe can make four dozen or more cookies.

First of all you need to find a comfortable location to make the pizzelles because you will be at the iron for about a half hour or more. It depend how many pizzelles you going to bake. Some peoples enjoy baking pizzelle at their home garden.

Before plugging it in, open the top of the iron. Dab oil on a paper towel and rub it on the inside of the iron, gently coating the whole pattern. This will help you during cleaning later on. Plug in the iron. A light will come on, indicating the iron is warming up. Allow the iron to heat while you prepare the pizzelle dough. When the light turns off, the pizzelle iron is ready to use. If it is brand new pizzelle iron, take some times to read provided manual.

Place about a tbs. of pizzelle dough in the center of the pattern. If your pizzelle iron makes two cookies at a time, place a tbs. of dough into each pattern. Place about a tbs. of pizzelle dough in the center of the pattern. If your pizzelle iron makes two cookies at a time, place a tbs. of dough into each pattern.

When the indicator light illuminates again, the pizzelle is ready. Open the latch. The cookie should be a very light golden color, not brown. Use a spatula to gently lift the cookie from the iron. If your pizzelle is not crispy enough, use a sweet very thin pancake like batter. Put barely enough batter on the iron to cover it. Bake until it quits sizzling, place the cookies on a wire rack so the air can get all around them. they should be crispy this way.

Happy Trying!

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Sunday, May 10, 2009

How To Clean Your Pizzelle Maker iron ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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Pizzelles are crispy Italian cookies made with little waffle-like irons. Pizzelle makers come in several varieties. There are stove-top irons, which closely resemble the original cast-iron pizzelle makers. These are difficult to use, but some people still prefer them for nostalgic reasons. There are also electric irons, which are more like modern waffle irons. You can buy electric irons with regular or non-stick surfaces. Many seasoned professionals prefer the regular surface over the non-stick surface because it lasts longer and makes crispier cookies. Regardless of which pizzelle maker you choose, it's important to keep it clean in order to make it last a long time.

If you are having trouble to clean the pizzelle maker iron, here some tips that might be usefull for you ;

A - Pizzelle Maker with a non-stick surface
1) Before you use a pizzelle maker with a non-stick surface, spray the surface with a little cooking oil spray, such as Pam.
2) If any bits of dough or batter stick to the surface, wipe them away with a cotton cloth.
3) After you have finished, wipe away any excess cooking spray with a paper towel or cotton cloth. Avoid using any type of metal utensil, such as a fork or knife, to remove pieces of cookie. Also, don't use abrasive pads like Scotch-brite on your pizzelle maker.
4) After the pizzelle maker is clean and dry, store it with a piece of paper towel folded between the irons

B - Pizzelle Maker with a regular surface
1) To make cleanup easier in the end, season your pizzelle maker before each use by rubbing a little shortening on the irons after it is hot. You can use a paper towel or a pastry brush to apply the shortening. This will keep the cookies from sticking in the crevices in the irons.
2) If the pizzelle maker is new, you may need to use the shortening before each batch of cookies for awhile
3) After you have finished making your cookies, remove any stuck-on batter or crumbs with a steel brush. If you don't have a steel brush, you can use the edge of a fork or knife to dig the pieces out of the crevices in the irons.
4) Wipe the irons down with a paper towel or cotton cloth to remove any excess oils or crumbs.
5) Once the pizzelle maker is clean and dry, store it with a piece of paper towel laid between the irons. This will help to avoid corrosion while it is in storage.

C - Cleaning an antique Pizzelle Maker ( cast iron )
1) Older pizzelle makers may require some cleaning before you can use them. If you notice any rust on the pizzelle maker, rub it with sandpaper until the rust is gone
2) Rub vegetable oil on the plates and then heat them on the stove for about 10 minutes. This will season the plates and get rid of any remaining rust.
3) After you've used the pizzelle maker, remove any superfluous batter or crumbs with a steel brush.
4) Oil the plates before storing them. As with the previous methods, store the pizzelle maker with a paper towel laid between the irons.

Enjoy making your yummy pizzelle!

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Saturday, May 2, 2009

Pizzelle Tradition ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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It is generally believed that pizzelles were originated in a middle region of Italy in ancient times to mark an annual celebration. Initially baked over an open fire with relatively simple but effective irons, the early pizzelles often were proudly embossed with the family crest or some hint of the village of origin.

Over time it became tradition to use pizzelles to celebrate any holiday or festive occasion, but inevitably there were pizzelles for everyone at Christmas and Easter. The modern patterns found on these delicious waffle cookies most commonly are floral on one side and a woven basket-like pattern on the other.

The recent increased popularity of pizzelles is the result of greater recognition of their delicious versatility. For example, pizzelles, when still hot, can be formed into cylinders, cones and mini-baskets that can hold a wide variety of delicious fillings for festive occasions. The range of taste experiences that can be created with fillings of formed pizzelles is virtually endless.

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Thursday, April 30, 2009

More About Pizzelle ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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Many other cultures have developed a pizzelle-type cookie as part of their culture. It is known to be one of the oldest cookies, and is believed to have developed from the ancient Roman crustulum. Pizzelle are known as ferratelle in the Lazio region of Italy. In Molise they may be called ferratelle, cancelle, or pizzelle.

The cookie dough or batter is put into a pizzelle iron, which resembles a waffle iron. The pizzelle iron is held by hand over a hot burner on the stovetop, although some models are electric and require no stove. Typically, the iron stamps a snowflake pattern onto both sides of the thin golden-brown cookie, which has a crisp texture once it is cooled. There are also several brands of ready-made pizzelle available in stores.

It is also common for two pizzelle to be sandwiched with cannoli cream (ricotta blended with sugar) or hazelnut spread. Pizzelle, while still warm, can also be rolled using a wooden dowel to create cannoli shells.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

What is Pizzelle ( The Pizzelle Maker )

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According to, pizzelle are traditional Italian waffle cookies as shown by above photo. It looks really tasty. Main ingredient to make pizzelle are ;

  • flours
  • eggs
  • sugar
  • butter
  • vegetable oil
  • flavouring (often vanilla, lemon zest)
Pizzelle can be hard and crisp or soft and chewwy depending on ingredient and method of preparation.

Pizzelle were originally made in Aburozzo region of south central Italy. The names come from the Italian word for 'round' and 'flat'. This is also the meaning of the word pizza. Pizzelle are popular during Christmas and Easter. hey are often found at Italian weddings, alongside other traditional pastries such as cannolli and traditional Italian cookies.

Get more info of Pizzelle in the next post...

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