The Mara has only been looking for a European power supply pizzelle maker for the last 10 or 15 years. Yesterday: bingo, right across the street at the Blokker, just in time for her damn berfday. Here's the family recipe.
3 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 and 1/2 cup sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1 to 3 tsp anise seeds (depending on your anise love, yes i know)
In a medium bowl combine eggs, sugar, butter and vanilla. In a separate small bowl, mix flour and baking powder until combined. Stir into the egg mixture and add anise seed. Drop by rounded spoonful onto center of preheated grid in the pizzelle maker. Close lid, allow to cook until steaming stops, anywhere from 15 to 60 seconds, experimentation will be necessary, and you will burn some. Cool the successes on a wire rack and then store in airtight container. Makes two to three dozen, depending on how good you get at it.