Italian pizzelles biscuits

Italian pizzelles biscuits


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About this recipe: These thin biscuits are made on a pizzelle iron so they have a gorgeous patten. They are flavoured with anise extract and anise seeds. They are perfect for gifts, or to serve with ice cream instead of wafers.


Serves: 18 

  • 3 eggs, beaten
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 175g unsalted butter, melted
  • 200g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons anise seeds

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Preheat the pizzelle iron.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the eggs and sugar. Slowly add melted butter, vanilla and anise extract, while mixing. Stir in the flour, baking powder and anise seeds. If a thicker biscuit is preferred, add 60g more flour.
  3. Drop mixture using a heaped tablespoon onto the centre of the iron. Close the iron and cook until steaming stops. This could take 30 to 90 seconds, depending on the iron used.


If your local supermarket doesn't stock anise extract or anise seeds, you can purchase them online.

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