Isaac is all about frying the fatigmand cookies in the hot oil.
I am the official roller outer. The dough is very elastic and it takes a lot of work to get it paper thin.
Then I cut the dough into strips, then pieces.
Irene cuts a slit into each one, and then slips the tails through to make the knots.
You can see the freshly ground cardamom in them as they wait for the fryer.
After the cookies are cooled, they get a powdered sugar drench.
Sampling began immediately.
Flour flies as the rolling out process must be well floured to keep the dough from sticking as it is rolled paper thin.
Tom stuck around long enough to show Irene how to lift the thin sheet of dough and get it onto the hot griddle. She was a fast learner. You must use the "special stick".
This guy never got off the couch after our break. He said he would help with the cutting into wedges and the buttering and sprinkling with cinnamon sugar and rolling later.
He did, but we only prepared two sheets of lefse that way, and the rest are stored in the refrigerator.
Isaac helped with the eating.