I've been wanting a pizzelle griddle for a long time. In fact I've had it in my Amazon cart for MONTHS! My hubby finally got the hint and ordered it for me for Mother's Day. It's the gift that's mutually beneficial. My husband is no fool ;). I finally broke it out the other day, and this is a purchase I'm so excited about now! The Pizzelles we made were awesome. I'm in love! This is the pizzelle maker we ordered. If you don't have one, you should think about adding it to your kitchen, they are so much fun!
The batter is really easy too, so that's a plus. These were lemon pizzelles, so zest lemons. I only used 1 teaspoon and I should have used way more. I'll include that in the recipe.
Start with your eggs. Mix until light and fluffy.
Add sugar and continue to beat.
Next up, melted butter.
Then flour, salt and leaveners.
The pizzelles cook really fast, so make sure you give them your full attention. Mine were taking between 45-60 seconds. I pressed a few over cups when they were still hot. I wanted a few "cups" to use for breakfast.
The cups I used to press the over weren't small enough for the size of pizzele I had, so you can see they were more like plates than bowls.
My son was really excited to put these together. We used whip cream, from the can, berries and chocolate sauce.
These were gone in minutes!
Food art of an 11 year old!
Honestly, could pizzelles be any more beautiful?!?
Just stunning. And they aren't only a Christmas cookie!
- 3 eggs
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup butter, melted
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest I only used 1 when I made the recipe, it needed more.
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 ¼ cup flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat your pizzelle iron. Mine took almost 10 minutes, so get this started while you are making the batter.Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Zest your lemons.Beat eggs until light and fluffy. Add sugar, lemon zest and vanilla and continue to beat. Next is the melted butter. Last up is the flour mixture. flour this in carefully to not over mix.If the iron is heated, drop by the tablespoon onto griddle. Close and let cook. Check it occasionally to see if it is cooked to desired color. If you are making "cups" like I did, form them over the cup as soon as you remove them from iron. The cookies will be hot, so be careful! You can eat these just like they are. They are also good with lemon curd, berries, ice cream, whip cream, etc.