Baking lefse

Taste freshly baked traditional Norwegian lefse

Watch the process, smell the baking - and taste the result! 
(Buy voucher in the Visitor Center)

  • To kvinner blander lefsedeig
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  • Two women baking lefse
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  • Kjevling av lefsedeig
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  • Close up of baking lefse
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  • Lefse
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  • Lefsebakst
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    Haakon Harriss/Norsk Folkemuseum
  • Kvinne i baksteklær foran grue i eldhus
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  • Woman showing a traditional baked lefse
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Hardangerlefse

2 eggs
250 grams sugar
125 grams melted butter/margarin
1/2 litre buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking powder
(in Norway: Hornsalt or ammoniumcarbonate)
ca. 1 kilo wheat flour

Barley flour
Butter, sugar cinnamon

Mix eggs with sugar and butter, and stir into the milk.

Mix the baking powder with some flour and stir inot the blend.

Mix with so much flour that the dought is easy to roll.

Barley flour makes it easier to roll out.

Bake the "lefse" on a griddle or in a dry frying pan.

Serve with butter, sugar and cinnamon on top.

"Lefser" also freeze well.

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