Guys, am I the only one (hope not???) that recall places by the food that I had a chance to eat? If I’m not the only one, I hope you will follow me up with that journey :)
Lefse is something between a pancake and a thick rich cake. Reach in flavour, fluffy and really good :)
Can you imagine a last minute decision to go on the top of the mountain, there is snow already there, days are very short, oh yes – we are in Norway ;) beautiful spot, you borrowed termos for hot tea and bought a snack, had no idea what’s that, but the only thing you know that it looked good and it was with cinnamon. And I love cinnamon, so wanted to try that :) After a good bit of walk you reach the top of your mountain. Tired but happy, with your slowly freezing hands (really cold up there! Minus something…. with arctic cold wind) pouring yourself some extremely hot tea to warm up a bit and enjoy the view. You unwrapping your snack and you taste heaven…. ohhhh myyy… I just melted over there! It was sooooo good, every single time I only think of it I wish I could have one. Can you imagine like a thick fluffy pancake with creamy cinnamon butter inside? If you can, that’s how my heaven taste like.
And that time with that tea it was the best thing that ever happened to me :))))
So I was trying to find a recipe for it. Tried with original one and then tried to make it more gluten and dairy free – needless to say it was disaster:p unfortunately, the taste wasn’t there. It was purely missing proper butter and buttermilk and sugar and egg :p what I can say guys, I love that!
A massive thank you to my friend Anna for helping me in translating recipe for the last minute ;) ;* Thanks Girl! :)
- 1x egg
- 100g of sugar
- 20g unsalted butter
- 180ml of buttermilk
- 1x pinch of salt
- 0,5x teaspoon of baking powder
- @350-400g of baking flour
- For cream:
- 150g of butter
- @80g of icing sugar
- 2-4x teaspoon of powdered cinnamon
Take a small pot and melt the butter. Leave to cool for a bit.
In the meantime in a bowl whisk together egg, salt and sugar for a nice fluffy mixture.
And then start gently adding melted cooled butter and flour mixed with baking powder. When you use butter start adding buttermilk. Try to finish with buttermilk. The consistency of the mixture supposed to be like a thick cream (check the pictures below).
Take a pan for pancakes or other non-sticky one, spray some oil on it let warm and then try to add a half of the mixture on your pan. Change the heat for medium/low. You don’t want to burn it just cook it slowly. Then twist it on the other side and do the same with the second part.
It might take longer, all depends how big is your pan and how thick is your cake. As you can see on final picture I’m truly bad in dividing the cake into equal halfs.
When your cakes/pancakes are done leave them to cool.
In the meantime beat all the ingredients for cream and when your cakes are ready to go later the middle with all the butter, cover with second pancake and enjoy!
Hope you will enjoy it like we did! :)