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Old 10-20-2004, 11:40 AM   #11
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you got me there. my grandma never used a recipe. I used to watch her make a batch of boiled potatoes, then mash them with cream, butter, flour and a smidge of salt. it was all in the 'feel of the dough' she was looking for. me too. after I have the basic ingreds in there, and I put them in slowly as to make sure they're not too wet with the cream or not to dry due to the flour. I grab a chunk the size of a golf ball, pat on floured surface, and then with a lefse rolling pin, roll a round thin circle out about the size of a salad plate. tap off excess flour and place on a hot nongreased griddle. flip after about 40 seconds when you start to see the bubbling affect on the lefse. take off when other side is done too, about 30 more seconds. try to keep them covered and warm with a damp flour sack to prevent them from getting hard and setting up with dryness around the edges. also, if dough is overworked, they'll be tough. my grandma's were ever so tender and mine aren't bad. my mom and her mother always put butter and white sugar in theirs and then rolled them up and ate. I only like real butter, no sweet in there.

as for the blueberries, or other berries, send me extra ones you see on the ground please and that yummy pie you told me about, oh my, sounds like heaven on earth.

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Old 10-20-2004, 06:06 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by LEFSElover
you betcha. norwegian girl here.
and yes, I love lefse, and make it too.
wish my grandmother was still around so I could better hone my skills.
my whole family has resided in Minnesota for all their lives. I was born and raised outside of Los Angeles.
Does your lefse contain potatoes or are you a flour lefse maker?
LEFSElover, potatoes of course. Where outside LA? I lived in Newport Beach and Long Beach, and Westwood before moving to Eugene. I was born in Hennepin Co, MInneapolis as was my mother. My father was born in Rødenæs, Østfold, my maternal grandmother in Hadeland, Oppland; and my maternal grandfather in Ullensaker, Akershus. Where are yours from??? maybe we should PM any more info. Now there are three of us here and as buckytom said, Norskies rule and what I always say, you do not want to anger a descendent of a Viking, you know how utterly nasty they can get.

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