Great Grandma’s Pizzelles


Grandma Bea would make pizzelles and store them in tin coffee containers. After she died, my parents bought a pizzelle maker and passed the recipe on to Andrea.

Pekoura

Mark was given this recipe by our friend Morsal.  When she learned that Mark really liked the deep fried potatoes, she shared her version of it with him.

Cream Puffs

When Andrea was nine years old, she discovered cream puffs.  She wanted to learn to bake them and would keep asking for me to teach her.  Finally, I gave her a recipe for French  Profiteroles and let her make a batch.  Was she surprised to learn they were cream puffs.

While we usually eat these with whipped cream and homemade nutella or chocolate sauce, they are also very good with vanilla ice cream.

Roosterkoek (Braai Bread)

We learned this recipe from a friend in Swaziland.  The dough can be made early and set aside until ready to braai.  We often enjoy this instead of store bought rolls when we cook outdoors.

Saffron Bread

Whenever we go to Calumet, Michigan, Daddy stops to buy us saffron bread or saffron rolls.  Often he buys extra and brings it home to freeze until Easter.

This is great toasted with Thimbleberry jam.