Pizzelle Waffle Maker

Pizzelle waffle maker

Derived from ‘Pizze’ - the Italian word for ‘round and flat’ - the Pizzelle is a sweet snack, very similar to the Belgian waffle, and one that’s made in an almost identical manner.

The Pizzelle has become part of Italian culture and tradition, and while it is similar to a Belgian waffle, this snack is actually a lot thinner and is often not served in such a precisely molded shape. A Pizzelle waffle iron will traditionally have a snowflake design mold, so that this imprints onto the Pizzelle to make it aesthetically pleasing as well as gastronomically satisfying.

Around the time of their invention, Pizzelle makers were basically made of one griddle, held with a long handle and heated over a fire or on a hot stove. This original design does work, but it’s by no means the most practical. In order to get an even bake on a Pizzelle you need to flip it over and keep it moving, so that the hotter parts of the plate or griddle are spread over each part of the snack. Modern Pizzelle irons, on the other hand, are made of two hinged plates that close over the Pizzelle mix and cook it evenly and on both sides at the same time. This means there’s no flipping required, and once the batter has been poured into the Pizzelle machine you can just stand back until it’s ready.

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If you don’t know what to expect from a Pizzelle baker then simply look to the toasted sandwich maker. The two appliances are very similar and the main difference is simply that the Pizzelle press’ molds are shallower and more intricate. All you do is turn on the Pizzelle maker for it to heat up, mix your Pizzelle batter and pour it into the Pizzelle press. Depending on which model you choose, your Pizzelle waffle iron may have an alert feature, which means it will beep when the Pizzelle is cooked to the degree that you’ve chosen. In addition, it’s likely to be made of non-stick material so that all you need to do to clean it when it’s cool is run a damp cloth along the surface.

A Pizzelle waffle maker is a great piece of kit to have in your kitchen, particularly when you’re stuck for ideas on what to put in the kids’ lunch boxes, or what to serve as a snack at a dinner party. These little delights will stay crispy in a tupperware box for up to a day, and to crisp them up again you can just put them in the oven for a few minutes. Keep Pizzelle batter in a jug in the fridge for up to 48 hours, and use your Pizzelle baker whenever the mood takes you!

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