Friday, December 31, 2010

I am thinking of the soothing days I enjoyed in California this New Years Eve. This photo was taken when there was an unusual amount of rain in spring in the desert of southern California. Look how colorful flowers and landscape become when just a few more inches pour. This is such a planet, such an earth, such a blessed gift. Oh happy day and New all.

Monday, December 13, 2010

It's Been Awhile

I have been so remiss in posting to my blog. In the new year I am going to try with due diligence to get on the ball and be more active in postings. I have been busy with craft fairs. Busy with obtaining my Real Estate License. Busy with trying to keep all those plates up in the air.... so to say....

I have an awesome recipe for Italian Pizelle Cookies. Want to share it with you. They are low fat and are yummy delicious without the guilt.
So I am going to post the pictures of the type of Pizelle maker I have and then give you all this wonderful recipe. Happy baking.

Mary's Pizelle's adapted by ME
Plug in your pizelle maker, I use a great maker made by C Palmer MFG, West Newton, PA It is sturdy and really does a great is the link for that great company

1 cup shortening(Crisco bar)
1 cup Sugar
4 eggs (I use egg beaters, Less in calories and lower fat)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp vanilla( I use vanilla and anisette and Almond and change them around)
a pinch of salt
Sometimes I add Mace.... 2 tsp. or even 2 teaspoons of chai spice depends on my mood.

Beat shortening until very smooth, add sugar and beat well. Add eggs, baking powder and salt ... Dough should be sticky. Then, I add a small amount of low fat milk if the batter appears too thick. Usually it is just right.

Simply drop an appropriate amount of batter onto the hot iron and close. It should take about 50-60 seconds to brown and be ready for your food eating pleasure.

I do put foil or parchment paper under the maker just in case I pour to much batter on the iron. When the foil or paper is there it is really simple to clean up when you are all finished. I let my cookies cool on a cookie sheet and store in an air tight container. These babies are awesome with or without low fat adjustments. You can even dip these in chocolate for added pleasure. My son loves them with nutella as well. Hope you all enjoy and I expect some feedback, Please!