Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lefse Fantastique!

My second class for St. Paul community ed was last night and it was wonderful!

I had 4 students, 3 of them representing 3 generations of one family. Fantastic! I had 2 ladies and 2 men. I'm guessing the 2 ladies were probably older than me, early-mid 40's. The two men were the grandfather and grandson of the group. Poppa around 60ish and the grandson approximately 10. They were wonderful students! I demonstrated the first piece and the GRANDSON did the second. He rolled it out perfectly, lifted it onto the griddle and baked it like a pro. It was perfect!!!

My best compliment was when we were eating the finished lefse and the grandfather took his first bite and sighed "Just like I remember".

We were finished by 8:30 and I did get a recommendation to add flat brot to the menu, which I am considering and it was certainly possible to do with 4-5 people, but might be difficult with 10. I'll have some time to experiment before my next class in February.

The grandfather was also a knitter so we chatted about his stuff and I showed him the stockings that I had with me. He learned to knit to make chemo caps for friends and charity. I meet such wonderful people teaching this class.

8 comments:

Lizard said...

Haha! I have found your blog! Those socks you made for Hrodir are lovely! Will you teach me how? I just bought sock knitting needles...

Liz said...

Anytime!

Lizard said...

Uhm... Oops... I just realized that my blogger profile went the way of the Dodo some time ago, so you probably have no idea who this sock-wanting zaney is... This is the other-other-Liz, AKA "Lizfried" by the way. My LJ is here.

Liz said...

So, is it a law that everyone named "Liz" must have the nickname "Lizard"? LOL!

Cool! I just friended you on LJ.

Emily said...

Glad to hear that your class went well. My dad was attempting to make lefse sticks when I called home the other day. He managed to break my grandma's and owes her a new one.

Liz said...

A friend of mine made one for his wife by using a piece of stock trim from the hardware store and shaping one end so that it would slide under the lefse. It works great!

Ms. P said...

I just discovered your blog - what a great range of subjects! Are there any more lefse classes this season?

Liz said...

My next class with community ed is Monday February 4th, but I'm always happy to teach and have done individual classes for friends.