Submitted by Joyce Linthicum, MD
I have to tell you about my experience with your company. When I ordered I made an error, you took care of it right away, thank you so much. The rolling pin should be back to you already if not then in the next day or 2.
I had never made lefse before. I grew up in Seattle, In 1981 I marred I guy in the Coast Guard, and eventually I moved from Seattle in 1985. My Dad’s Mother was the one who made Lefse, frankly I never really cared how she made it just that she made it. My Dad loved it and his mother would always make it at the holiday. As my Grandmother aged, she cooked less and less. She would still make lefse at the holiday, but not as much as she use to.
So about 15 years ago, my Dad decided that he would learn to make it. So he bought the griddle, and from what my mother told me it was a mess. Flour every where and not a very good result. Eventually someone gave him a recipe using Instant Potatoes, and that was better. So that is what they used. Now my Mother really doesn’t like Lefse, but she would help.
In 1999 my Father passed away. So when I was in Seattle, I took the Griddle, that was really all the Lefse making items that they had. Oh they had a really nice painted lefse turner, but my mother kept that…I knew that my Mother would NEVER make it so there was no point in her keeping it.
With all my good intentions I brought the Griddle home. My husband said “what is that?” I said “a lefse Griddle” he said “do you make Lefse?” enough said right…
Well that was 10 years ago. So I decided that this was my year to give it a try. I found your site read all about lefse making. Ordered all the items that I thought that I would need. Also copied the recipe and directions. Of course during this time my mother was sending me all the directions and the “Instant potato” recipe that she thought that I would need. This from 3,000 miles away. I politely told her that if I was going to do this I was going to do it the “real” way. They made it their way let me do it my way. She went on to tell me that it was hard, they would be tough…..
I want to tell you, with your recipe, and the directions. I made PERFECT Lefse the first time. It was light, not tough and more than that I found it pretty easy to make.
Sorry to bore you with the long family story, but I wanted to share with you how wonderful it was for me to be able to do this on my own. Your site made it easy for me to do it right. Although my Dad and Grandmother are both gone now, I think that they would be proud.