Ahhh, warm holiday memories that bring a smile to my face….my brother and I standing over the pizzelle maker for hours on end while Mom made pizzelles for the entire neighborhood at Christmas. Memories of the anise flavored batter wafting through the kitchen and of the taste of that first warm pizzelle as it came off the pizzelle iron. Simpler times for sure. But now how I look forward to pulling out the pizzelle maker and spending a few hours walking down memory lane – and still enjoying that first warm pizzelle. I would argue that my Mom’s pizzelles still have my recipe beat. (I am sure she is smiling down from heaven at that comment!) These are super simple to make assuming you have the pizzelle maker. (Pizzelle makers are fairly cheap these days – so do not be intimidated – shop away!!) So put some snappy Christmas tunes on the iPod, break out a glass of prosecco and whip up a batch of vanilla, anise or chocolate flavored for your family, your neighbors and anyone that happens to wander by. The recipe I have included below is anise flavored but you can find a million recipes on the internet so if anise does not float your Christmas tree, mix it up with other flavors. I do plan to dip some in chocolate for added yummy effect. Wishing you and your loved ones a very, very merry Christmas! Buon Natale!! Tante belle cose….
Yummy Anise Pizzelles