I'd been wanting a pizzelle iron f-o-r-e-v-e-r . . . ever since my cousin Renee made some pizzelles and gave them to us for Christmas years and years ago. I never forgot how ono they were . . . kinda like a cross between a waffle cone and yoku moku.
So every once in awhile if I happened to be at a Compleat Kitchen or an Executive Chef I would take a look at their irons. I never did buy one 'cause I couldn't bring myself to spend the bucks. They were expensive . . . like around 50 bucks . . . and what if I only used it once.
Well, guess what I saw at the swap meet this past weekend (same day that I scored the coin purse)? It was on a tarp on the ground, and actually hidden from view by a board that was covering it. When I lifted the board and saw what was underneath it, I softly gasped.
I opened it up and saw that it looked in great shape . . . better than I expected. I put a won't-pay-beyond price in my head (like I usually do). I decided I wouldn't pay more than $10. I looked at the seller and asked, "How much is this?" She looked toward her left and yelled out to a busy-looking woman, "Mom, how much are you selling that pizzelle maker for?" The woman looked at me and said, "Oh . . . I dunno . . . how about $3?" OMG $3!!!!! I acted cool and said, "Oh, okay." But inside I'm screaming, "Holy moly, I got myself a pizzelle iron!"
I just checked Amazon. They have the same thing for $42. You can check it out here. Score yah! Well actually, maybe not "score" yet. I still haven't plugged it in yet.
I also just went looking for some recipes. There are six "best pizzelle" recipes here. It looks like an important ingredient is anise extract or oil. I don't think I've ever used that before. Wonder if it's like vanilla. Wish me luck!
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