Pizzelles And The Pursuit Of Happiness.

Gram's Pizzelle Recipe

Every Christmas as I child I watched my grandmother toil in her unpretentious kitchen. No KitchenAid, no food processor, no fancy gadgets, just her mixing bowls, wooden spoons, and a hand-held mixer she used on occasion. As a first generation Italian-American, she invariably made piles of pizzelles (also known as Italian waffle cookies). The quintessential Italian grandmother, she would indulge my taste buds by allowing me to savor them hot off the press with a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top. Mmmmm. It was in her kitchen where she and I found the pursuit of happiness. Now, if only Santa would bring me a waffle iron…

Gram’s Pizzelle Recipe

1 dozen eggs
3 cups Crisco (melted)
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon Anise Seed
1 teaspoon Anise Oil
4-5 cups flour

Mix all ingredients. Bake on a hot waffle iron. Top with powdered sugar.


About The Giving Garden

Shane Morgan is a landscape designer specializing in eco-friendly and edible gardens. A trained ecologist, she understands how to provide clients with beautiful, natural gardens to enjoy all four seasons, installed and maintained with minimal impact on the environment. She is an avid home gardener, committed to sustainable agriculture, native plant gardens, and helping others reduce their Carbon footprint.
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One Response to Pizzelles And The Pursuit Of Happiness.

  1. Skye says:

    The same memories I had with my Mom. Always cherish them !!

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