Probably 10 or 12 years ago, a friend gave me a bag of homemade pizzelles. They were so delicious! I wanted to know how she made them. I wanted her recipe. I wanted to know everything . . because I have an electric pizzelle maker and even using her recipe, mine were nothing like hers.
She then told me that she used an old cast iron pizzelle iron. But, she told me they were hard to find and she doubted I could find one. Then I was on the hunt for a cast iron pizzelle iron. Could not find one anywhere. When Vince and I would be out of town, we’d come across antique stores, or flea markets and I was always looking for an old pizzelle iron. Nope, never found one. There was the neatest old hardware store in Lawrence, Kansas and we were in there and I just knew they were going to have a pizzelle pan but, nope . . no luck.
Last night, I was reading through an email from Pleasant Hill Grain. They have the neatest things. I bought a couple of grain mills, a mixer, all kinds of neat things from them through the years. There it was . . a Skeppshult Original Krumkake/Pizzelle Iron. The blurb says “Skeppshult of Sweden manufactures artisanal cast iron cookware . . “
I wanted it! I remembered the budget. Honestly, if I’ve been looking for something for 10 years and find it, I’m probably going to get it. I was debating about how I would explain to Vince why I should spend $119 on a special pan to make cookies that we cannot eat because of our diet! That’s when I remembered I had a credit at Amazon so I’d only have to add about $10 to be able to get this. Yes! Amazon has it and it’s actually sold and shipped by Pleasant Hill Grain so, it’s ordered!
Who’s thinking . . is this a want or a need based on Vince’s blog post yesterday? 🙂