Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Family History Challenge

 Growing up I always heard stories of the amazing food Nana would make on her wood-burning stove. My mom said that she would make ravioli for Thanksgiving and that there were photos of her drying noodles on the front porch. When she passed away none of us had any of her recipes so I have been working on recreating them.

    This months challenge is to find or recreate an old family recipe and then to share it with us and make it for Thanksgiving. When you make it on Thanksgiving let your family know the history behind it. It can be a lot of fun to dust off an old family recipe and pass it on to the next generation.

This is a recipe for pizzelle an Italian Christmas cookie and is the
closest I have been able to find to the ones my Nana would make. These are made on a special press. When you take them out of the press you dust them with powdered sugar.

Pizzelles Ingredients
 makes 2 dozen
  •  3 eggs 
  •  3/4 cup white sugar 
  •  1/2 cup butter, melted 
  •  1 tablespoon anise extract 
  •  1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  •  2 teaspoons baking powder