Norwegian Lefser Recipe

Step 1

There are many different types of this flat bread. This version should remain soft rather than crisp (hence the name lefser, or soft cake).

Step 2

PREHEAT OVEN TO 450F. In a large bowl, combine water, butter, salt, rye flour and all-purpose flour and beat well. Stir in whole wheat flour and beat until you have a smooth dough that resembles dough for a baking powder biscuit. Divide dough into 4 parts. Cut each portion into quarters. Flour a board and roll each piece of dough to make a thin 10- to 12-inch circle. If desired, use lefser rolling pin to make a pattern on the dough. Place 2 or 3 dough circles on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven 3 to 5 minutes--NOT until completely browned. Cool on a rack. Wrap airtight.


Things You'll Need

  • 1 1/2c :Boiling water
  • 2tb Butter
  • 1/2ts Salt
  • 1c Rye flour
  • 1c All-purpose flour
  • 1c Whole wheat flour

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