Growing up in Italian-American family in new Jersey brought some traditional experience. We ate Sunday lunch at three hours after noon, and was always the same lunch: spaghetti, meatballs, sausage and sauce (that’s what we called tomato sauce). Lovely aroma of roasted garlic and fresh Italian bread was in the clouds over the city.
Some traditions are less, many of them oszczędzało energy during the holiday season. Among the big Christmas traditions in my house was plucking and cleaning the pizzeria. It was a simple device with a non-stick coating and place for two pizzell at once, and it was the only thing that my mother allowed me to work in the kitchen until I was big enough to be trusted in the oven or knives.
If you know the concept of a waffle machine for pizza will be for you instantly. When you open your eyes, you will see two to four decorative, patterned wheels on one side and two to four decorative circles on the other, directly to them defendants. Just placing a small amount of pizzelle dough in the center of each circle and close the sides together for about 30 seconds, very quickly and very effectively to prepare beautiful, delicious pizzelle.
In this simple striking mechanism in the feed roll. I’m not going to reveal a secret recipe from my Nana , but suffice it to say that you can’t underestimate the importance of the lemon, but it is very easy to overdo it with the vanilla.
Friendly competition between the grandmothers
In keeping with the theme of the Italian-American family, we need some time to talk about the competition. Matriarchalne characters in these homes often hold each other in an untrusted competing standards of cleaning, most of which focused on activities in the kitchen.
If my grandmother said cousin Kay, making hot guilty , Kay will kontestować that she just made one for her grandchildren for a week before. If Kay had expressed a desire to melt the frozen sauce, Nana would be magically in the centre of a fresh portion. Come on Christmas, game on cookies has become a serious and pizzele was like a Queen on a chess Board checkers with cookies.
Take the size of the pizzelle, for example. You will notice that the developers on our list, give pizzellów that range from less than three inches to five inches in diameter, depending on who you get. There is no clear traditional doctrine about the size of a pizzelle, but among chefs and not enough opinions that it is better for certain applications.
Standard pizzelle served as biscuits, usually more, because it has a great complexity. A small pizza is often niedopieczone to increase their flexibility in the formation and farszowaniu . Make sure you put in the pizza maker that fits with your ideas on sweets, or just need to score more than one.
Another consideration here is time and quantity. Machine for pizza, which my family enjoyed throughout my childhood, could make two pizzelle at a time, so the training season can be all day. Theoretically, the manufacturer, which is suitable for four pizzelle, will make the same biscuits at half time. But note that the chances to find the Creator, which is four pizzelle at one time in an amount not higher than three inches are rare.
The neighbors in the Italian mountains
Tracing the origin pizzelle ago in the old country, Italy in the 8th century, you will find a bitter dispute between two small towns, each of which claimed the first pizzelle in history.
In the region of Italy called Abruzzo , East-North-East of Rome, you will find high mountain ranges in the interior and huge beach, the Mediterranean climate to the shore. The dynamics of culture in the region is a large, but between the towns Salle and Cocullo, the division for approval by each municipality of the glory pizzelle cruel.
The city, despite the fact that are at a distance of about 15 miles, couldn’t be more different. Sal sits in a valley between mountain ranges, and weather right on top of it takes place in thick fog and healthy rain, thanks to what looks like a piece of Scotland than in Italy. Further into the mountains you will find Cocullo, a city built, like mountains, saturated with snow and strange stories.
Both swear that they invented pizzelle, which until the advent of the electric iron in our list was made by heating the same formed iron directly over the fire. For my money I go with the approval of the Fat that I was the first though, because my grandmother is so strongly manifested, as in this list as in early education pizzelle. My grandmother hated snakes , Cocullo is famous for the population of wily, ślizgających his creatures.