Making Pizzelles is very similar to making waffles, but a little more labor intensive. But it is worth it, ohh yes. After taking the pizzelle off the hot iron, it is flimsy, and you can shape it into like a waffle cone, or press it into a cup to shape it as a bowl for ice cream or fruit. I kept it simple this time and just left them flat, and sprinkled them with powdered sugar.
Oooo and I remembered to put all the ingredients in this time ; )
3/4 cup sugar
8 tbs butter
2 tsp vanilla (or almond extract)
1 tsp lemon zest
1 3/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
-> Sift together the flour, and baking powder. Add half of the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, fold untill just blended, add remaining flour and fold again until just incorporated.
-> Heat the pizzelle iron. Brush lightly with butter and place about 1 tbs of batter on iron. The excess batter that may ooze out should be cut off immediately. Bake until colden brown. Roemove and cool on a rack.
-> Repeat with remaining batter to make about 25 pizzelles. Straight after being taken off the iron, you can shape them before the cool and harden.
-> sprinkle with confectioners sugar if desired.