Traditional Norwegian/Scandinavian Flatbread

Lefse Rolling Pin

Lefse Rolling Pin

Lefse Tips

1. Most lefse recipes will tell you to squeeze the potatoes only twice through your ricer. Once right after cooking, and again before adding the flour. The potatoes will actually have less chance of lumps if they are riced a THIRD time. By also ricing the potatoes after you add the first ingredients, the finished potatoes will roll much easier.

2. Do not cook the potatoes and roll them out on the same day (if possible). If they are refrigerated overnight, they will be easier to roll.

3. Drier potatoes make the easiest to roll. When the potato mixture is in the refrigerator for overnight, take 2 or 3 paper towels and place on top of the mixture, covering with plastic wrap. The towels will be very damp the next day, and the mixture will be much less wet!

4. As you’re rolling lefse, leave extra dough balls in the fridge to keep them easier to roll when you’re ready for them.

Potato Lefse

(Approximately 12)
5 cups cooked potatoes (riced)
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup cooking oil
1-1/2 cups flour
salt (to taste)
Rice potatoes, add milk, sugar, oil and salt.
Rice potato mixture again.
Add flour.
Using the diecut rolling pin, roll on lightly floured pastry cloth.
Bake on both sides to a light brown on a lefse plate or griddle.

Flat Bread

1 cup hot water
1 cup graham flour
2 tbsp shortening
1/2 tsp salt
Mix ingredients and let stand until cool.
Add enough white flour to roll out thin.
Follow same procedure as with potato lefse in rolling out.
Bake on both sides to a light brown in a hot oven, or on a lefse plate, or griddle.

Hardanger Lefse

2 cups cultured buttermilk
1/2 cup fruit juice such as pineapple
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup white syrup
2 teaspoons soda, added to buttermilk
3 beaten eggs
2 heaping tsp salt
Flour enough to roll out very thin with a die cut rolling pin, into size to fit your griddle.
Bake on both sides to a light brown on a lefse plate or griddle.
Lefse may be softened by wrapping in a wet cloth before eating.

Hardanger Lefse

The above tips and recipes compliments of Lokstad Products of Newfolden, MN.

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