Pizzelles in Dusty Rose

Rounding out my obsession with Dusty Rose this week with a family favorite, Pizzelles. They are not too sweet, they are perfect to have with a cup of tea, my children love them, but they are a pain in the #&* to make!

I made these for a Valentines Day treat but looking forward to Easter the Pizzelles would be fun in all the pastel colors of spring.




Spring is around the corner!

My Grandmother was Russian and every Christmas she would make about five different kinds of Russian cookies. She called these pizzelles Russian Tea cookies. There are all kinds of recipes on-line and most often they are referred to as Italian cookies. The recipe I used is from the blog, Proud Italian Cook

I left out the anise and added more vanilla. We try to use all organic ingredients, but I ran out of my Vanilla extract and had to make due. I never use food coloring that isn’t all natural. I decided not to use the beet powder on this project but beets make the pretties magenta color in frostings and batter.

 Marie’s Recipe from The Proud Italian Cook
6 eggs
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of melted butter
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
( For anise flavor add 1 teaspoon of anise seeds and 2 teaspoons of anise extract) if you use pure anise oil, use much less like 1/2 teaspoon or a teaspoon.
Melt butter and set aside. Beat eggs and sugar until light yellow, 2-3 minutes. Add melted butter and vanilla or other flavorings. Beat until blended. Sift together the ingredients, fold until just blended, add remaining flour and fold again until just incorporated.
Heat pizzelle iron, place 1 heaping teaspoon of batter in center of pattern. Bake until golden brown, about 30-40 seconds. Remove and cool on a rack. Repeat with remaining batter. This could make six dozen depending on how deep your grooves are on your iron.
I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. It helps if you can set yourself up at a big table and turn on a movie while you are pressing your pizzelles!

Dark Dusty Rose

I made this dress years ago and for some reason never wore it. It is made from a rayon silk blend with a contrasting belt and decorative stitching. The fabric is soft and weathered looking. Great with boots and earthy sandals. Wear alone or pair it with some skinny jeans in the fall. Shop for this dress in my vintage shop The Gypsy Dragon.

Dusty Rose

Dusty Rose is the color of the week! I found this vintage coat dress years ago. It was a traditional coat dress at the time but was a bit too conservative for my taste. I cut the cuffs off the sleeves and the collar off the neck. I also added the cut out circles. The material is ultra suede. It is a perfect transition piece. Wear alone or add a bit of color with this floral scarf.

You can find this dress in my Etsy shop The Gypsy Dragon along with many other Vintage items.

The Scarf is hand painted velvet silk. Look for it and other one of a kind pieces in my Etsy shop Daria Pardue


The Vintage Duster

Created in the 1980’s this Vintage Duster is made from upholstery fabric and adorned with large rhinestones, mirrors and sparkle paint. Great three season coat and only two of these coats made. Transitions into spring with jeans and a tee or dress it up with all off white in the fall. Look for this and more vintage items in my Etsy shop,  The Gypsy Dragon.

Pair with:

Jeans: Blue or White

Tee: White

Heels: Target