Rolling lefse on historical society agenda

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Paula Huff and Karl Ballestad will present a hands-on program with a Norwegian theme for Thursday’s Speaker Series event sponsored by the Oconto County Historical Society. The presentation, ”Get Rolling With Paula and Karl,” is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Beyer Home and Carriage Museum, 917 Park Ave., Oconto.

The two presenters plan to demonstrate how to make a traditional Norwegian flatbread called lefse, which is made from potatoes, flour, butter and salt and rolled very thin to produce a tender, delicious Norwegian staple.

The lefse-making process, brought to America by Norwegian immigrants, involves rolling pins, lefse sticks, and griddles.

Individuals attending the program will have the opportunity, if they wish, to roll their own lefse and grill it or offer their support to others as they try their hand at lefse production. Samples will be available to enjoy.

A question-and-answer session will follow the program. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The public is invited to this free presentation.