Christmas Traditions and Pizzelle

17 Dec

Italian families love their traditions, and our is no different. Each Friday after Thanksgiving, we buy our REAL tree, then spend the rest of the weekend decorating it and the house.

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Then, a few weeks before Christmas, Benita and I do some baking. One of our favorite things is making pizzelle, a traditional Italian waffle cookie.

Pizzelle were first made in the south-central area of Abruzzo in the 8th century.  Two small towns each claim to have originated the treat, Salle, in the Province of Pescara, and Cocullo, in the Province of L’Aquila.

Although they can be made with various flavors, we happen to love them loaded with anise.

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While the pizzelle are delicious, the best part for me is our tradition of making them together. As for Len, he’s our tester, making sure we have just the right amount of anise.

Click Christmas Pizzelle for Benita’s post as well as the recipe.

 

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Ciao,

Judy

Christmas Pizzelle

2 Responses to “Christmas Traditions and Pizzelle”

  1. Hilary December 18, 2015 at 7:59 AM #

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Happy New Year……Con carino,
    Gustavo and Hilary

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jean December 18, 2015 at 10:07 AM #

    I always wondered how to use those. I really appreciate seeing all your Christmas decorations. I love it!
    We are preparing to sell our house in the spring so it is pretty well stripped down to bare bones and I needed my Christmas fix :).
    Merry Christmas and a Cortona New Year to you and Len.
    Jean & Al

    Liked by 1 person

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