Holidays + Baking + Lefse
This last week my sister and mom made homemade hard candy and lefse, a precious potato-ey pastry famous in the northern region, especially with Norwegians! Lefse is a long-time tradition in our family as both my parents' ancestry is Norwegian, and this year I helped (a little) and took some photos. :) This is Riley, my parents' tenacious 10 month old labradoodle.
Sarah's pouring homemade strawberry hard candy into the mold!
Our friend Lindsey, "helping".... :)
Okay, she really did help. The green candy is spearmint!
It's a Wonderful Life on the tele. Makes me cry (sob) every. time.
It's hard to spot, but the men were out checking on the placement/view of the 20" leg lamp. The lamp is a bit dwarfed by - oh - everything else.
Lefse is potato-based, and the dough has to be made ahead of time so that when you roll out the dough it's cold and hard. Here Mom is portioning out each roll for one piece of lefse.
Did I mention that lefse is delicious? We were eating it while we made it. Some would say this is counter-productive, but we say it's the only way the entire 6 dozen rolls of lefse are going to get made.
After the lefse is rolled out it's grilled on a flat griddle on both sides and then cools on a baking sheet before packaging! Our favorite way to eat it is with a little bit of butter and sugar, rolled up for easy munching.
Sarah's ready for the after party.
Did I say after party? What I really meant is a nap.