Lefse at senior center
Cooking demonstration sponsored by library
Marta Wesenick will demonstrate how to make lefse at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the Senior Community Center in New London.
Lefse is a traditional Norwegian flatbread made of potatoes, flour, butter and milk or cream.
Mashed potatoes are mixed with flour to create the dough, then rolled out thinly, sometimes using a special grooved rolling pin.
Rolled-out rounds are then grilled in a flat pan or lefse griddle, traditionally turned with a special flat stick.
The resulting bread is heartier than a crepe but more delicate than a tortilla.
Lefse can be used as bread for sandwiches with lunch meat or peanut butter and jelly.
It can also be served with butter and sugar, or used to sop up gravy.
The New London Public Library is sponsoring the lefse program.
Registration is required by calling the library at 920-982-8519.
The Senior Community Center is located by entering the Dickinson Street parking lot at the Washington Center in New London.