Daily Prompt: Pour Some Sugar on Me

pizzelles

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What is your favorite sweet thing to eat? Bread pudding? Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies? A smooth and creamy piece of cheesecake?

Tell us all about the anticipation and delight of eating your favorite dessert. Not into sweets? Tell us all about your weakness for that certain salty snack.

There’s this Italian delectable called pizzelles that I won’t pass up. In Chinese/Korean culture, these ItalianΒ waffle cookies, as they are also known, areΒ rolled up and called love letters, and laver or coconut (seaweed) may be added during their production. The result is a crunchy and mouthwatering concoction in every bite. Even the bits that invariably break off are worth scooping up.

For a sweet thing that uses such a humble and simple range of ingredients (flour, eggs, butter, and sugar — and flavouring ingredients like vanilla and pandan extract — the latter which may render the waffle cookie green), the taste is amazing.

I do have a pizzelle maker (which is essentially a waffle maker), but it’s more of a labour of love and time, not to mention several scorched fingers, to make (and more importantly), roll up these pizzelles.

Whatever they’re called, pizzelles/love letters are a yummy, scrummy stopgap to the noon or dinner munchies that, unlike plenty of cookies I eat, isn’t excessively sugary, so it doesn’t leave a nasty aftertaste on the tongue. It’s a nice, light every day snack that can be eaten as is (which I often do) or with jam, cherries, blueberries, butter, whipping cream, or whatever topping you fancy.

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