Every time my fi(ancé) and I go to his parent's house for Christmas, we are not only greeted by his lovely family, but also stacks upon stacks upon stacks of pizzelles smiling as us. They are proudly made by my future sister-in-law's father-in-law (did you follow that?) The great thing about these is that all you really need is a pizzelle maker and a fabulous recipe. I've got you half way there friends. Behold, the recipe:
Yield: a bazillion servings
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup butter - melted
2 cup sugar
4 cup flour
1 tablespoon anise
3 tsp other flavor (orange, vanilla, almond)
1. Mix together eggs, oil, butter, sugar and flour in a medium sized bowl.
2. Stir in anise. Add other flavors OR play around with this part. Try separating out the batter and add a little of one flavor, test and so on. My fi's sister also tried adding a heaping scoop of <my favorite condiment> Nutella to the batter and she had one word for it: AMAZING!
3. Add spoonful of batter to hot pizzelle maker, hold down for 1 min or so (it will depend on your maker) and fork off onto a cooling rack. You will probably have to do a trial and error on this part.
4. Once cooled, pizzelles should be waffley-crispy when you chomp into them. Experiment with the time it's in the maker if it's coming out too soft.
Dazzle a Italian stallion or bella ragazza with these delights!