Lefse with Cinnamon Filling / Lefser med Kanelfyll

A recipe for Norwegian filled lefse found on mills.no
Lefse with Cinnamon Filling / Lefser med Kanelfyll

Lefser is Norwegian traditional food at its best, and in the past, every grandmother had her own recipe. If you have never made lefse before, this is a nice recipe to start with. The lefse can be made on the regular cast iron fryingpan instead of a griddle so you don’t need any extras. The recipe gives about 10 delicious lefser with cinnamon filling.

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Pjalt, Griddle Cakes from Røros in Norway / Pjalt fra Røros

Traditional griddle cakes found on nrk.no
Pjalt, Griddle Cakes from Røros in Norway / Pjalt fra Røros

Pjalt, traditional food from Røros are round cakes that you cook on a griddle or in a dry frying pan. They are similar to ‘sveler’ or thick lefse, but are made of dough you roll out and cut out cakes  around a small plate.

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Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Christmas Syrup / Sveler med Julesirup

A Christmas variation on traditional griddle cakes
found on
 kiwi.no

Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Christmas Syrup / Sveler med Julesirup

This kind of griddle cakes are called Svele (plural: sveler indefinite: svelene) in Norway and it is batter based cake. By size and texture they may bear some resemblance to American pancakes, but are usually eaten for afternoon coffee or as a snack between meals, served with butter and either sugar or Norwegian brown cheese or with sour cream and jam. Baking soda or salt of hartshorn are used as rising agent in sveler, which give this cake its characteristic flavour. Recipes may differ slightly according to region or to house recipes.

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Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Kefir and Herbs / Kefirlapper med Urter

A recipe for breakfast/lunch griddle cakes found in “Syrnet Melk – Oppskrifter og Tips” (Soured Milk – Recipes and Tips)
A free e-booklet published by
 tine.no

Norwegian Griddle Cakes with Kefir and Herbs / Kefirlapper med Urter

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Traditional Norwegian Potato Cakes / Potetlomper

A recipe for classic  Norwegian potato cakes found in
“Mat for All” (Food for All) published by
Tiden Norske Forlag in 1985

Traditional Norwegian Potato Cakes / Potetlomper

Before the American way of eating hot dogs, with the frankfurter in a bun reached Norway sometimes in the late fifties, it was potato cakes like these we wrapped around the sausages here. Some people still like to eat frankfurter in this way. Some even make a “special”, wrap the frankfurter in a potato cake and put it in a bun.

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Traditional Swedish Griddle Cakes / Plätter

A classic Swedish griddle cake recipe found on
 receptfavoriter.se

Traditional Swedish Griddle Cakes / Plätter

This batter will keep in the fridge if you do not want to cook all the cakes at once. The cakes are great with jam, whipped cream or ice cream. Calculate about 7 plates per serving. If you are baking the cakes with graham flour, they works well for starters or as crepes as well.

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Lefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

A traditional lefse recipe from Northern Norway
found on alleoppskrifter.noLefse From Northern Norway / Nordlandslefse

There are two main groups of lefser in Norway, thin and thick.
These ones from Northern Norway are thick.

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Two-Ingredient Flatbreads / Flatbrød med To Ingredienser

A simple flatbread recipe found on Better Homes and Gardens
Two-Ingredient Flatbreads / Flatbrød med To Ingredienser

Try adding your favorite flavors like spice mixes or herbs
to these chewy flatbreads.

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The Eidsberg Lefse / Eidsberglefsa

A local Norwegian lefse recipe found on
norsktradisjonsmat.no

The Eidsberg Lefse / Eidsberglefsa

Eidsberg, is a municipality in the inner part of Østfold county, east of Glomma. The municipality includes the lowlands on the east bank of Glomma and the forest lakes eastwards to the watershed towards Halden watercourse. Eidsberg municipality was established in 1837 by the introduction of local self-government.

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Soft Lefse from Løvøy / Mørlefse fra Løvøy

A lefse recipe found on matoppskrift.no
Soft Lefse from Løvøy / Mørlefse fra Løvøy

There are certainly more than a hundred different recipes for lefse
around in Norway. This one from Løvøy  is one of them – Ted

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Swedish Fryingpan Bread / Pannbröd

A fryingpan or griddle bread recipe found on koket.se
Swedish Fryingpan Bread / Pannbröd

Fryingpan bread, or “stompa” as it is also called,
usually Swedish children’s favourite between meals snack.

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Lemon and Poppy Seed Drop Scones / Drop Scones med Sitron og Valmuefrø

A Scotish griddle baking recipe found at mytaste.co.ukLemon and Poppy Seed Drop Scones / Drop Scones med Sitron og Valmuefrø

Drop scones, also called Scotch pancakes, are easy and fun to make, and perfect for tea or even as a simple dessert. Served with lemon curd and runny honey, they are quite irresistible.

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Chapatis – Soft Indian Flatbred / Mykt Indisk Flatbrød

A classic Indian bread recipe found on BBC FoodChapatis - Soft Indian Flatbred / Mykt Indisk Flatbrød

Chapatis can be reheated but they’re best cooked fresh. You could also spread your favourite pickle or chutney over them and roll like you would pancakes.

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Buckwheat Cakes / Bokhvetepannekaker

A classic Ameican breakfast griddle cake recipe found in
“The Art of Baking Bread” published by
The Northwestern Yeast Co in 1922
Buckwheat Cakes / Bokhvetepannekaker

Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) is a plant cultivated for its grain-like seeds and as a cover crop. To distinguish it from a related species, Fagopyrum tataricum, it is also known as common buckwheat, Japanese buckwheat and silverhull buckwheat.

Despite the name, buckwheat is not related to wheat, as it is not a grass. Instead, buckwheat is related to sorrel, knotweed, and rhubarb. Because its seeds are eaten and rich in complex carbohydrates, it is referred to as a pseudocereal. The cultivation of buckwheat grain declined sharply in the 20th century with the adoption of nitrogen fertilizer that increased the productivity of other staples.

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Classic Norwegian Griddle Cakes / Klassiske Lapper

A classic Norwegian griddle cake recipe found on godt.noClassic Norwegian Griddle Cakes / Klassiske Lapper

These griddle cakes are always popular and very quick to make. This recipe also contains little fat, which makes the the cakes suitable as everyday food.

Serve the cakes with homemade jams. And if you want to make the kids extra eager, you can sprinkle chopped chocolate on the cakes while they cook, nothing beats chocolate griddle cakes!

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