Italian Pizzelles

Italian Pizzelles


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About this recipe: A traditional anise-flavoured biscuit, made with the help of a pizzelle iron. These biscuits are sweet, light, buttery with just a hint of anise. Enjoy them for afternoon tea, dessert, elevenses or general snacking.


Serves: 18 

  • 6 eggs
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 225g unsalted margarine, melted and cooled
  • 2 tablespoons anise extract
  • 440g plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:35min 

  1. Beat eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until fluffy. Stir in the melted margarine and anise extract. Combine the flour and baking powder; stir in gradually. Dough will be sticky.
  2. Preheat your pizzelle iron according to the manufacturer's instructions. Drop batter by rounded spoonfuls onto the iron. Close and cook for about 90 seconds or until steam stops coming out of the iron. Carefully remove and cool. Store in an airtight tin at room temperature.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock anise extract, you can find it online.

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