So many things to bake, so little time! I have 2 things done - the pizzelles (or waffles as my family calls them) and the Italian Easter bread. The pizzelles are pretty easy. They just take a while. Fortunately I can see the tv from the kitchen, so I just sit at the counter and make them, 2 at a time. I make the traditional anise flavored for the holidays, but I've also made them flavored with vanilla or chocolate. Yum!
The more challenging task was the Easter bread. This is a tasty bread which is flavored with anise seed. It's also very good toasted with a bit of butter. I am not a bread maker and yeast scares the heck out of me. I'm always so excited to see my bread rising! This year I made rolls as usual, but also some mini loafs of bread, which turned out well.