Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TWD/BWJ: Potato Lefse

Oh my goodness.
These are amazing.
Spread with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
Of course, I haven't had flour or sugar in weeks,
but had to taste one (or two - they're very thin).
It wouldn't be right to spend two days making lefse and not know how they taste.
Would it?

For a bit of irony. My reading material today.
And so you can see that duct tape is a valid baking tool.

I didn't have all the special equipment, but I do have a special friend in Norway. When I asked for words of wisdom about lefse, she said "buy them at the grocery"! Ha. Ha. It's been a very long time since we've cooked together, but she was here today in my imagination. 

knew I had a potato ricer somewhere...

well, well, well - might have to use this more often

hanging out with all the low-carb stuff

Used a scoop to portion. Made 28 I think.
Some may have disappeared along the way.

Set off the fire alarm SIX TIMES!
It really doesn't like the smell of burning flour.
Which explains it's disdain for our toaster.

Why do men insist that bigger is better?
He is compelled to use this huge heavy pan to fry bacon.
 Even though it doesn't fit on our stove or in the sink or in a cabinet.
But today it came in handy.
with cream cheese and sliced strawberries
The other Tuesdays With Dorie bakers are here and a video of the lefse-making process is here. The original Baking With Julia video doesn't seem available online. This is Beatrice Ojakangas, who provided the recipe, with Martha Stewart. She has the same ricer I do! But I'm coveting her lefse stick...

And here's a sweet little shoe that seems appropriate for Lent. 


  1. Lovely post and the ending with the shoe is so sweet =)

  2. I think valid baking tools are whatever works for you... Just sayin'

  3. Cute pictures! I love the idea of sliced strawberries. :)

  4. Yum... We enjoyed ours with Fresh strawberry jam, but I think fresh sliced strawberries sound better. :)

  5. Looks good with strawberries and cream cheese (great idea). I feel like we all improvised with the tools (we're all so good). :)
    Loved your friend's advise to buy lefses! Hilarious.

  6. I don't have a ricer, but I do have a food mill - worked great. These were actually easy to make - had fun. Your lefse looks wonderful, and the strawberry filling sounds tasty.

  7. Thank you so much for the link to the video. I'm hoping to get to these by the end of the month, but I'm nervous. Yours came out beautifully.

  8. Glad you got to sneak a couple...they were certainly a bit of work!

  9. Love how you use duct tape as a baking tool - too funny! Your lefse look great.