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Pizzelle (With eggs, sugar, margarine; flavored with vanilla)
Originated from: Abruzzo or Calabria
Occasion: Special times
Contributed by: Dorinda (nee Carosella) Cavanaugh

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3 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1 3/4 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon vanilla

[Equipment needed: a pizzelle baker]


Mix eggs, sugar, margarine, and vanilla together.

Sift flour and baking powder. Mix all together.

Put a teaspoon in each side [of the pizzelle maker] and press a little.

Wait until the steam is gone and place quickly on paper towels.

When cold, stack them together.

Powdered sugar may be sprinkled on top.


Dorinda Cavanaugh's parents originated from two different regions -- her father, Mr. Nicholas Carosella, was born in Castelfrentano, Abruzzo; her mother was born in the United States and her mother's mother was born and raised in Calabria. The recipe in this entry was often made by Dorinda Cavanaugh's mother, Mrs. Ida Carosella. Dorinda Cavanaugh wrote down her mother's recipes and put them all together in a collection, entitled, "Secrets from Nana's Kitchen." The recipe in this entry comes from this private publication.... Photo: Mary Melfi.

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