Sunday, January 20, 2008

Lefse Day

My sister and I continue to appease our Norwegian roots by making lefse every Christmas.  Here's a few pix from lefse day, a few days before Christmas....

Gotta start with coffee, as any good Norwegian knows!   We prefer Dutch Brothers.
Mash up cooked Idaho russet taters, flour, cream and a tad of powdered sugar, roll it out.  My sis can get it "light as a fairy's wing"(my lefse is, uh, more "rustic").  I'm the baker.  I'm turning it with a lefse stick.
Note the handknit mitten used for turning the hot dials.  The big round griddle is an official lefse griddle. Big YUM-O!!!

7 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh yes, always start with coffee, coffee while working and finish with some coffee :-)

Denise said...

Boy, does this bring back memories! Your lefse looks delicious. My grandmother used to make lefse every winter. I haven't had any since I was a teenager (when she stopped making it).

I'll have to look through the boxes in the basement to see if I can find her recipe. I admit to being a bit intimidated to try it since grandmother always complained about how much hard work it was!

wyldthang said...

Hi! yeah (or ja) my grandma always said it was hard work too, but I think she wanted us to appreciate it extra much(especially the men). It has always been a lot of fun as a family thing.

To roll it out it really helps to have the floured cloth like in the picture. Cooking it is no big deal. My sister is just really good at getting it thinly rolled out, I'm not so good at it, but the lefse is forgiving! It tastes great no matter how holey it is!

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