Hi Everyone, I finally bought a Pizelle maker! It is somewhat like a waffle iron except it makes a very thin Italian cookie that is so delicious! As you can see in the photo, the pizelle maker presses a pretty design in each cookie....yes, you only make 2 at a time!
The recipe calls for 6 eggs, beaten until smooth; add 1/2 cup cooking oil and 2 teaspoons (or more) of pure anise extract and you can add some anise seeds if you wish. Mix in 3 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1 and 1/2 cups sugar. Now drop 1 level tablespoon of dough on the center of each pizelle mold, shut the lid and bake only 20 seconds. After a few, I got a rhythm going and dipped them in confectioner's sugar while hot and transferred to a rack to cool.
The Pizelles are thin and crispy, with just a hint of that wonderful anise taste. They don't taste really sweet, but just right to go with a cup of tea.