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Cancelle (Pizzelli, with sugar and margarine or Crisco, flavored with vanilla)
Originated from: Guardialfiera, Molise, Italy
Occasion: Special events
Contributed by: Rita Palazzo (her mother's recipe)

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*Cancelle (singular), Cancelli (plural) sometimes spelled "cangelle"

6 eggs
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 cup margarine or 1/2 pound Crisco or Tenderflake [lard]
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 tablespoons vanilla

Equipment needed:
A pizzelle baker


Beat eggs adding sugar, until smooth.

Add cooled, melted margarine and vanilla.

Sift flour and baking powder; add to egg mixture.

Pour a tablespoon or so of batter in a cangelle [pizzelle] iron for two or three minutes.

Remove and cool.


Photo: Mary Melfi

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