Wednesday, December 24, 2008

It's a Bird...It's a Plane...It's a...


It rhymes with gazelle.

Making pizzelles is one of our family Christmas traditions. We get the pizzelle iron out the day we put up our Christmas tree and decorations. The traditional flavor is anise (black licorice), but we always make them with vanilla.

Below is the pizzelle iron. It is similar to a waffle iron. You put a dollop of batter on each side and clamp it shut. About 45-60 seconds later, two pizzelles are ready to cool.

Our pizzelle iron has done this since we got it...the one on the right always sticks to the lid and the one on the left always stays on the bottom. Once it's "baked", you just transfer it to a cooling rack, then stack them up. They are somewhat fragile. They don't last very long around here. Emily will be making another batch today to take to a friend's house. Mmm-mmm.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas. Remember the birth of Jesus as we celebrate this special day.



Gypsy Quilter said...

My sister and I used to make these with mom. Or did mom make them? Or did sister make them and I made the drop cookies? Well, anyway, they are yummy. Happy Christmas to you and yours.

momtofatdogs said...

I have one! I have one! I love them too, but I don't like to make them all by self!

Merry Christmas!