Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Lefse, Lufki, Whatever

Lefse.  Or, if you're Kerry, lufki.  Lufki?  Maybe he's mixing it up with lutefisk.  And I can tell you without a doubt which one I'd rather eat.

Lefse.

We're happy to interrupt diversify our homeschool morning to make lefse with our Norwegian neighbor!  Bea made the dough the day before, as it needs to sit overnight, and she had several balls ready for the boys.

Tate starts by spreading it with his hand.


Gunnar (in red) and Tate (in green) each had a mat and rolling pin to work with.



Bea kept the griddles going...


... while Ralph watched and encouraged.


She's an expert with her special, homemade lefse sticks.


The boys each learned to lift the lefse without tearing, and flip it onto the griddle.



This one is about ready to turn.


For some reason, this lefse reminds me of Australia, but backwards.  (The pokey part is northern Queensland.  If you use a lot of imagination.)


And here's the best part.  Still warm, spread it with butter, and sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon,


... and enjoy :D  (And excuse Tate's expression - it's hard to get a good photo of someone eating!)


Yum!  If you haven't had lefse, it's similar to a tortilla, but much more tender.  Delicious. We're so fortunate with out neighbors :D

11 comments:

Cathy M. said...

So cool! It seems that almost every culture around the world has some version of that kind of thing. What a sweet lady. :-)

RogersUIO said...

Lefse -- yum! We fill ours with butter and brown sugar. Maybe it depends where your family lived in Norway!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Yah - I think there's some kind of flat bread all around the world! And even within Norway both the dough and the toppings vary. Brown sugar sounds good to me, too! This lefse has potatoes in the dough - some do, some don't.

Now I'm getting hungry ;D

Q said...

RECIPE!!!??? :)

Joyful Reader said...

Great way to learn about different countries, what they eat. Even better when you get to eat It! :)

melanie said...

Yes, making me hungry too! Does Bea think an electric (pancake) griddle would work to cook them - maybe smaller rounds?
I might have to at least make some kringla...

melanie said...

And yes, I'd like a tested recipe too - with potatoes or not ;-)

Rebecca D said...

So... I should have kept scrolling before I commented on the other Lefse post! Hahaha... You are posting like crazy this week!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Melanie - YES an electric griddle, set to about 370 should work fine, they'll just be smaller.

Felicity said...

Looks yummy!!

melanie said...

Awesome! Just in time for our spring break with the college girls at home :-)