Spending Christmas in Arizona means learning new things about Dusty’s family and his background. Dusty’s mother’s, father was 100% Italian, which means I am constantly being introduced to new authentic recipes and family favorites from generations ago. I was most recently taught how to make a Pizzel! The name comes from the Italian word “pizze” which means round or flat. These very thin (crepe/wafer) like treats are delicious! A fun new Italian sweet to add to my list of recipes.
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs beaten
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon anise (tastes like black licorice) *optional
Powdered confectioners sugar
Mix the ingredients together, start up the Pizzel maker (can find in your local department store). Spray non-stick cooking spray. Add a dollop of the mixture, close the lid for 30 seconds and open to find beautiful looking Pizzels! Cut out the excess dough from around them and set them out to harden. Dust with powder!
Do you have a family treat that has been passed down from generation to generation? If so, what is it?