Kitchen Table: Lavender Pizzelle

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Pizzelles make light, crispy wafers perfect for a variety of flavors.

<p>Pizzelle are thin, crisp wafers made with a pizzelle iron, a device like a waffle iron that’s available in kitchen stores. Combine the sugar and lavender flowers a few days ahead for a strong lavender flavor and scent; store the mixture in an airtight container. <em>Makes 2 to 3 dozen.</em>
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<p>• 3/4 cup sugar<br />
• 3 tablespoons dried lavender flowers<br />
• 3 eggs, beaten<br />
• 3/4 cup melted butter<br />
• 1 1/2 to 2 cups flour<br />
• 1 teaspoon baking powder<br />
• 2 teaspoons vanilla<br />
• Confectioners’ sugar to coat</p>
<p>1. Preheat the pizzelle iron.</p>
<p>2. Place the eggs, lavender sugar, butter, flour (1 1/2 cups for thin pizzelle, 2 cups for thicker ones), baking powder, and vanilla in a bowl. Stir until smooth. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the pizzelle iron, following the manufacturer’s instructions for baking. Remove the baked pizzelle to a wire rack. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Store in an airtight container.</p>
<p>3. Serve alone or with a scoop of lavender-flavored ice cream.</p>
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<em>Laurel Keser, Lindenwold, New Jersey</em>
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