We tried making gluten free Lefse today. We tried my mom's favorite recipe & simply substituted Domato all purpose gluten free flour for the wheat flour. It did work well, the lefse is a little drier than it is with wheat flour but the taste is still pretty much the same. Thanks for all your suggestions.
FYI here is the recipe I used:
3 c. boiled potatoes run through a ricer 1/2 c. butter do this when the potatoes are still warm & it works much better. Chill potatoes overnight.
To the chilled potatoes add 1/4 t. salt, 1 t. sugar & 1 c. flour mix well.
Make approx 15 balls & set on a floured plate roll each ball into approx 10" circle & cook on lefse griddle until lightly browned.
4 c potatoes, run through a ricer 1/3 c solid shortening 1/2 tsp salt 1 1/2 c cream, heated 1 tsp sugar 2 1/4 c GF Flour mix
Peel and boil potatoes until fork tender. Run the potatoes through a ricer. If you don't have a ricer just mash them instead. Mix together hot potatoes, shortening, cream, sugar and salt. When cooled, add about one and one half cups of the baking mix. Use remaining flour to coat each dollop of dough, which is rolled out as thin as possible and then, baked on a griddle or a pan until brown. Use corn oil for the griddle. Serve with fruits, seasoned vegetables or herbed butter with syrup. Variations: substitute buttermilk for the cream and add one teaspoon of ground nutmeg. One can also increase the sugar, add vanilla and serve with cinnamon or honey.
I don't think you want to use gluten free flour (example Pamela's) this type of flour mix is more like a bisquit mix, and I think even contains baking powder. I would suggest rice flour since I have the best results when using this for coating or making gravies. There is also soy flour, something I don't particularly care for, but might work in the receipt. I don't think potato flour or corn flour would work, but I guess you are going to just have to give it a try and find out what suite's your taste best. I would suggest if possible make small batches so you don't waste all that money on ingredients just to end up tossing it. Good Luck and be sure to let us know what results worked for you.
lefse is like a Norwegian potato tortilla. the recipes contain flour. I have never made lefse myself and with the holidays coming up, I wondered this myself. i would think you might just be able to substitute your favorite flour substitute. Let us know how it goes. I might adventure and do it myself. I did make tortillas myself for the first time this year!!!
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