Pizzelle Italian waffles

Taste Obsession Pizzelle

Pizzelle are a thin Italian waffle. When just cooked the waffles may be bent into various shapes such as cones or tubes. Lets face it, actually finding some where to buy the iron to cook the waffle is half the fun of cooking these. Any importer of Italian kitchen equipment should have these with a range of patterns and sizes. I prefer the low tech approach with a gas stove top and iron but you can also get an electric version.


Taste Obsession Pizzelle Iron




Taste Obsession Pizzelle Heat






Heating up the iron

Taste Obsession Pizzelle Cook


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Pizzelle Italian waffles
Recipe type: Desert
Cuisine: Waffle
  • 1 egg
  • 32 g sugar
  • 22 g light oil (i.e. without a strong flavour)
  • rind of ½ orange
  • tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoon ginger
  • tablespoon brandy
  • teaspoon anise essence
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 76g plain flour
  • 44g self raising flour
  1. Add all ingredients except flour into a bowl and mix well.
  2. Sift flour into bowl and mix into a thick paste.
  3. Oil the iron (a light oil spray works well)
  4. Heat up the iron on the stove top, turn occasionally to heat both sides.
  5. Open the iron and add a tablespoon of waffle paste and return to stove top.
  6. Squeeze the iron shut and turn every 30-45 seconds to keep heat even.
  7. After a minute open to check colour
  8. Tip out onto a cooling rack. (While hot they may be moulded into shapes)


For a slightly different Pizzelle erecipe see Laura Vital on YouTube



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