Wendy Wedum, Pondera County Extension agent, will hold a Lefse Making 101 class on Nov. 12 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Pondera Center in Conrad.
Wedum explains lefse is a Norwegian flat bread traditionally made from potatoes, butter, cream and flour. “In my family, it was the non-Norwegians, my grandmother and mother, who made it,” she said. “After years of turning lefse on the grill, I dove in to make it myself after asking my mom to make some one year and she told me to make it yourself.”
Wedum inherited both of her grandmother’s rolling pins, one smooth and the other grooved, specifically designed for rolling out lefse.
Those attending the free class will learn how to make lefse from potato flakes and fresh potatoes, correctly mixing in the flour for the proper consistency, rolling out the dough, cooking, cooling and storing the lefse.
For information or to sign up for the class, call the Pondera Extension office at 271-4054.