I guess I hadn’t paid much attention to when the pizzelle iron was going to get here so when Fed Ex drove up this evening, I couldn’t imagine what Vince had ordered! 🙂
When I ordered it, I didn’t pay any attention to the design and I was pleasantly surprised to see that it looks like quilted feathers. I always loved making feathers . . maybe this is a sign that I’ll get back into quilting some day.
I figured since we’d already blown the diet for today with homemade rolls and pasta and a shared cannoli for dessert, why not make pizzelle too. I’ve never used a hand held iron and there’s definitely a learning curve. Since I had to get rid of my normal gas stove and get the one with the super duper high BTU burners, it’s very easy to burn things to a crisp very quickly.
The first one . . not too good. It was definitely burned.
You have to heat up the iron . . how long . . how hot?? Anyone’s guess. I need to make these things every day for a month to get the hang of it.
I have a steel plate to put over the burners and that’s to produce more even heat instead of just the ring where the burner fire is located. I’m sure with the pizzelle iron being cast iron, that helps too but next time I make them, I’m going to use that plate and see if that helps because they all got way darker around the edges than in the center.
I made half a recipe, ruined 2, got 6 good ones. Vince declared the pizzelle iron to be a good investment. It is now safely in the drawer under my stove so I will not be making pizzelles every night . . at least not until we lose a whole lot more weight!