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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Lefse!


This afternoon my mother, sister and a few friends got together to make lefse! Lefse is a Norwegian flat bread made with potatoes, milk, butter and flour often made and enjoyed during the holiday season. Lefse is typically eaten with butter, cinnamon and sugar but an also be filled with savory ingredients. I received a lefse making kit for my wedding which includes the necessary griddle, wand, rolling pin, hot glove and rolling pin sleeve. If you are interested in making your own lefse, the kits can be purchased at Ingebretsen's in Minneapolis. 

The recipe I have posted below was given to me to by my mom's friend who makes lefse all the time. This recipe was also used to prepare the lefse we cooked today, so I know it works great! 

LEFSE DOUGH
6 cups potato flakes (not buds!)
2 tsp salt
2 cups milk
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup flour 
2 cups boiling water 

Bring water to a boil. Add butter and salt. Pour flakes and mix with milk and flour. Mix until thickened, then take off heat and cool in refrigerator until cool. Then form into 2-3 inch balls. Cool again on plate with parchment paper until you're ready to cook.

Click below to see hoe lefse is made!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9zDAOsgOt8Q


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