Scandinavians, please help me find this recipe!!!

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by snewman, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2007
    Belleville, WI
    I was an exchange student in Sweden my senior year in highschool. I wasn't much into cooking at that time, but now I am. I had so much good food with my host family and now I'm trying to track down some of the recipes that I loved so much while I was there. One of them was a soft, flat, potato bread. It wasn't quite like what lefse appears to be. Not quite that thin. It was soft and pliable and when we made it we had some special tool that poked little holes across all the surface. It turned out brown and delicious. I have tried looking online but can't find quite what I think I'm looking for. Does this bread sound familiar to anyone?

    Second, my host mother also made these delicious pancakes. They were actually more like crepes, which I can find any number of recipes for, but she also made a baked, thicker pan-style version. I think it was a similar recipe, just baked, giving it a delicious golden crust. She then served it with jam, sugar and real whipped cream. My mouth is watering just remembering. I would love to make this some day if anyone can help.
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    i make a pancake that grows as it bakes.. getting puffy and brown. then it settles down some when it comes out of the oven. could this be it?
    1 cup flour
    1 cup milk
    1 tsp salt
    4 eggs.. beat together and bake in a well buttered skillet about 10"... 425 for about 20 min. we like maple syrup, fruit, whipped cream. any way you want it
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2010
  3. snewman

    snewman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 22, 2007
    Belleville, WI
    Yes, this sounds very much like the baked pancake! Thank you!

    Anyone out there know about the potato bread?
  4. arabianequine

    arabianequine Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 4, 2010
    The pancake is called dutch babies. I got that recipe.
  5. aussieheelr

    aussieheelr Chillin' With My Peeps

    There are two kinds of Lefse. One is the thin potato lefse and one is a thicker lefse like a "pita bread." My grandma (or Bestamore if we go Norweigan lol) makes the thicker one with a butter cinnimon suger spread on it. But I don't have the recipes sorry. If that's what you're looking for than PM me and I can get it from her.
  6. chickenshagg

    chickenshagg THE ALPHA ROO

    Apr 18, 2009
    St. Charles, MO
    I know your post for "Kavelgris" or Swedish potato bread is over a month old but I was just going to let you know that my wife is from Sweden and can probably help you with Swedish recipes in the future. I wish I had see your post before Christmas. My wife makes a huge traditional Swedish Christmas Dinner every other year.
  7. booker81

    booker81 Redneck Tech Girl

    Apr 18, 2010
    Quote:[​IMG] We called my grandma "Besta" for short....I miss her...crazy Norwegian she was!

    She would also make the thick Lefse with the spread on it [​IMG]
  8. Truevalentine

    Truevalentine Out Of The Brooder

    Dec 21, 2010
    I adore lefse and just inherited my grandmother's lefse pan and rolling pin. Unfortunately it wasn't something she really made anymore so although I had requested lefse lessons they didn't happen before we lost her. Have a recipe I found, but haven't been brave enough to try it yet.
    I am curious about this thicker lefse you all are posting about, can someone please share their recipe?

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