Norwegian Lefse Baking by Kari


               Lefse served Photo by my cousin, Kari.

"Lotsa" lefse baking takes place at Kari's house before Christmas.

Below you'll find Kari's Lefse recipe and learn all about how to
make this unique Norwegian traditional food.


She said: "Although we all like the taste of this traditional lefse made with
potatoes better, this dough was amazingly easy to work with. Lefse dough (above)

Visit Lefse Story and learn more about the Norwegian tradition of lefse baking.


                                               Rolling lefse

The dough was so "strong" and I could roll the discs out very thin. That's something I always struggle with when making them with potatoes."

Here is Kari's Lefse Recipe:
(without potatoes)

Scald milk and shortening. Pour liquid (medium hot) over dry ingredients.

2 cups scalded milk
6 tablespoons shortening
5 cups flour
2 tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons salt

Knead thoroughly before rolling. For best results roll out dough on stretched canvas or heavy cloth, occasionally dust lightly with flour.

Form into round discs about 8-10", or larger
depending upon the size of your frying/baking surface.

Use a Turning Stick to bake lefse on the other side.
(shown below)


Lefse Turning Stick

Bake on an un-greased griddle (takke in Norwegian) or iron frying pan. Make sure the baking surface is not too hot.

When/if it becomes hard, you can re-constitute it by moistening lefse by spritzing it with water and place between paper towels or clean cotton dishtowels to absorb excess water.

To serve, spread with softened butter; sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar; roll it up and cut at an angle.

You can also fill it with various sandwich meats, salads, jams, jellies, seafood, various cream cheeses or hard cheeses, such as Norwegian Jarlsberg or Fløtemysost by TINE. Last, but not least, you can even fill it with the dreaded LUTEFISK/. Enjoy! © Copyright 2020
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