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pizzelle

thin waffles

Thicker than wafers and thinner than waffles, pizzelle were invented in the Abruzzo, when they were made with special ornate irons over the fire; today many Italian households have electric pizzelle makers. They become crispy as they cool, and are an ingredient in countless desserts; if folded while still warm they can be filled with ricotta cream and so on.

Also known as ferratelle and cancelle in the Molise.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Steve Snodgrass