In a large bowl whisk together the eggs, sugar, and oil and mix thoroughly. Add the flour, baking powder, and optional flavorings, and mix well to form a homogenous batter. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Heat a pizzelle iron until very hot. Pour 2 tablespoons batter onto the iron, close it, and return to heat. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes. Repeat until all the batter is used.
Optional: Remove pizzelle from iron and mold it around a pointed dowel to form a gelato cone. Or make 2 pizzelles and spread softened ice cream or gelato and sandwich them together. Then dip 1 end into chocolate sauce and enjoy.
Recipe copyright 2001, Mario Batali. All Rights Reserved.