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Learn how to make Italian pizzelle batter in this easy to follow, step by step instructional video.
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Tom Papoutsis: Hi, I am Tom Papoutsis. Today we’re making pizzelles. And I have with me Tess Molaso, foremost authority in pizzelles. This woman makes the best in the world and she is going to show me today how to make these pizzelles. So, Aunt Tess what do we need first? Tess Molaso: We need three eggs. Tom Papoutsis: Three eggs. Tess Molaso: Yes Tom Papoutsis: Okay. Tess Molasa: And beat them up. Tom Papoutsis: Why not you break one and I break one and let’s go ahead and get them in a bowl. Very good you want to get the third one. Tess Molaso: You’re going to beat that gently. Tom Papoutsis: Okay, I’ll take that. That is for you. So, we are going to beat these eggs and how far do we go working, just till the curdly? Tess Molaso: Until the curdly mix. Tom Papoutsis: Curdly mix. Okay, very good. Tess Molaso: Now, we’ll add a half of cup of vegetable oil. Tom Papoutsis: Okay and I will keep beating these while you do that. Okay, so we have a half a cup of vegetable oil in with our eggs. So, I’ll try not to make a mess here. I’m good at that. Tess Molaso: You are doing fine. Tom Papoutsis: I’m going right. Tess Molaso: Right. Now you are going to use seasoning, you need a tablespoon of anise seed: Tom Papoutsis: Anise seed. Okay, so we have our anise seed and& Tess Molaso: A tablespoon. Tom Papoutsis: Tablespoon. Tess Molaso: Or a teaspoon whatever you prefer. I prefer the teaspoon because I— Tom Papoutsis: So, we’re going to go with the small, okay. So, we are going to go with the teaspoon plus we do not want to over power it, right? Tess Molaso: Right. Tom Papoutsis: Okay, because we are also going to use the anise oil. So, there is a— Tess Molaso: Not the extract, the oil. Tom Papoutsis: So we’re going to put that in, alright, good. Tess Molaso: Now, we will use the anise extract Tom Papoutsis: The oil? Tess Molaso: Oil, I am really sorry. Tom Papoutsis: Okay and how much of that we’re going to use? Tess Molaso: A half a teaspoon. Tom Papoutsis: Half a teaspoon. Tess Molaso: If you want it more pungent you can use the full spoon but I use the half. Tom Papoutsis: You use the half and yours are the best. So, this is why we’re going to use your recipe because I have had many and yours are the absolute best. There is no doubt about that. Okay, we’re going to— Tess Molaso: We are going to stir that. Tom Papoutsis: We’re going to stir that, no vanilla. Okay, we’re going to mix this around. Tess Molaso: Then we are going to add our sugar, three quarters to a full cup but we have three quarters of the cup here. If you want sweeter, you will make a full cup of sugar. Tom Papoutsis: Okay do we need a vanilla? Tess Molaso: Yes then we add that. Tom Papoutsis: We need that first— Tess Molaso: A teaspoon. Tom Papoutsis: A teaspoon. Okay, we do not want to forget our vanilla, okay there we go and one teaspoon I have added there, okay. Tess Molaso: Good. Tom Papoutsis: Good. Tess Molaso: Just blend that whole in. Tom Papoutsis: Just blend that, got it. So, here we go. So, we’re going to mix these together. Okay, so let us mix this together. We will get this all mixed and then when we come back, we’re going to be putting together the rest of the batter. We’re going to putting together the rest of the batter we are going to put our sugar in the flour and we’re going to finish this batter off and then we will be ready to go.