Lefse – My family has a Scandinavian history. Growing up, I remember making lefse with my grandmother. I always remember it being a Christmas time family activity. My mom, sister, and I would spend a Saturday at “Bobbie’s” house making lefse. Lefse is similar to a flour tortilla but it is made of potatoes, whipping cream, butter, and flour. It is rolled out and cooked on a super hot griddle. There are special lefse “flippers” and a technique to flipping. Best of all, my kids look forward to making lefse when school gets out for Christmas break. We spend several days cooking and always watch “The Sound of Music”. I love that I am creating memories with my children as well as caring on the tradition of making lefse. I also love that Lefse requires 2 dairy products to make – Butter and Heavy Whipping Cream. YUMMY!!!!
I’ve been thinking about trying to make lefse for a quite a while. I always do end up equating it with a tortilla though. I’m going ot have to try it this year.