Monday, March 25, 2013

Day 84: Lefse

I'm not going to lie, this is one of the most time consuming recipes you'll ever make.  But no self respecting Scandinavian hasn't made at least one batch in their life.  And so, at the insistence of my sister, we decided to finally try our hand at the family recipe.  Well, at least a variation and I am quite happy with the results.  I hope you like it!

10 cups mashed potatoes (about 32 medium sized red potatoes)
5 cups flour divided in half
1/2 cup cream
3 T butter

1) Boil and mash potatoes.
2) Add butter and cream to potatoes and whip until fluffy. Set aside to cool.
3) Add half of the flour to the potato mixture and mix until combined and dough forms a ball.
4) Divide the dough into 4 pieces.
5) Onto a generously floured surface, place one of the dough pieces and roll into a long roll about 2 1/2" in diameter.
6) Cut 2 " pieces and set aside.
7) Take a piece of the dough and roll it on a floured surface until it is very thin and round.  This will take some practice as the dough is very sticky  and you need to keep adjusting the flour.
8) Using an electric griddle pan at medium high heat, cook each lefse until little brown spots form.  This will take approximately 2 minutes on each sides.
9) Serve warm, rolled up with butter and white sugar.

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