Lecture with Viking Helmet and Norwegian Flag
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To register for a class, call our main store...  612 729 9333  and reserve your place with a credit card.
If you have questions about a class, please email  classes@ingebretsens.com

Be sure to check the location of the class in which you are interested.

Unless noted, classes are at our main store, 1601 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis.
We also hold classes, especially for cooking, at Norway House, 911 E. Franklin Avenue,
and at Ingebretsen's av Stockholm, our store in Stockholm, Wisconsin.
Cancellations must be made one week in advance to receive a refund.

We look forward to seeing you!

 Professor Cooking Classes

The Autumn Mushroom Larder… Learning to Preserve a Wild Harvest


A Hands-on Workshop with instructors Lisa Golden Schroeder, Michael Karns.
Whether harvested yourself in the woods or purchased from foragers at a farmer’s market or grocery, it’s simple to preserve a bounty of wild mushrooms to enjoy through the winter. Learn techniques for efficient dehydrating, freezing, and pickling by the authors of Untamed Mushrooms: From Field to Table. Cook up Freezer Wild Mushroom Duxelles, Wild Mushroom-Herb Compound Butter, a Woodland Finishing Salt, and Quick Pickled Hen of the Woods.
Class maximum: 15,  $40    Norway House
Saturday, October 13      1:30 to 3



A Kransekake is the commanding centerpiece dessert at Norwegian weddings, graduations, baptisms, and other major life events. Made with ground almonds and consisting of tiers of wreath-shaped layers, the cake has a rich taste and texture that is uniquely its own. Learn to make this impressive cake with Lorraine Jasinski, who has been baking them for decades. Some of Lorraine's students from this class have gone on to win prizes with their kransekakes, including a blue ribbon at the Minnesota State Fair. Lorraine is also featured in Fun Lessons in Lefse and Kransekake, the instructional DVD, so her tips and encouraging advice are always available when you need it.
This class is held in the Hanson Room at Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave. Minneapolis.
One two-hour class - $40  
Saturday, October 13      10 to noon     Class Filled

Bløtkake with Lois


Bløtkake is a traditional Norwegian cake that has been described as a light and fluffy pillow. The cake is, indeed, light and fluffy, with wonderful fillings between layers. It is also a cake that can be personalized in many different ways. The class will do tastings of various cakes appropriate for the ‘base’ cake and learn about and make different fillings, focusing on ingredients that work well in each season. The spring class will feature fresh strawberries and blueberries, with marzipan for decorating. Filling and lots of whipped cream will be available. Participants will then use small cakes ready for decorating. Each participant will take a cake home, plus have a little lunch of bløtkake.
$35 plus a $7.50 materials fee paid to the teacher.

Both classes are in the Hanson Room at Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis.
Saturday, October 20     1 to 3

Lois Nokleby bakes, teaches, and keeps Kaffe Bar customers happy and well-caffeinated at Also Ingebretsen’s at Norway House.

The Heretical Aebleskiver  


Renata Fossett and Carstens Smith have nothing against traditional aebleskiver.

In fact, they think they're perfectly wonderful. However, with inspiration from Kevin Crafts,
they have branched out into many variations, including salmon-dill, three cheese, and curried sweet corn. Spring calls for new fillings, celebrating the increasing light and emerging plants. Roses, lavender, and violets make an appearance, along with class favorites of chocolate ganache, lemon curd, and of course, basic aebleskiver.
Arrive hungry, as you will be making and eating aebleskiver throughout the class time. $40

This 2 hour class will be held at Norway House, 913 E. Franklin Ave., Minneapolis
Saturday, September 29     1 - 3

Lefse with Heidi


Heidi Eger learned to make lefse with her grandmother and mother. In her class, she shares her great-grandmother's time-tested recipe and a lot of good information on how to make lefse that you'll be proud to share with your friends and family. Heidi believes that lefse is good regardless of shape. While she will show you techniques for rolling and frying a classic round lefse, she reminds students that even lefse in the shape of the state of Texas tastes good. $40

All classes are from 1 to 3 (unless otherwise noted)
and held at Norway House, 911 East Franklin Avenue, Minneapolis in the Hanson Room.  

Saturday, October 20    10 to noon
Sunday, October 21 
Saturday, November 3    10 to noon or 1 to 3 (two classes on one day)
Sunday, November 4
Saturday, November 10 
Sunday, November 11 
Saturday, November 17 
Sunday, November 18 
Saturday, December 1   
Sunday, December 2 


About the teacher...
Heidi spends her winters working at Ingebretsen's and making lefse. She spends her summers farming, gravitating to the hilly regions of Minnesota. 

Lefse Making Classes

If you would like a class, Ingebretsen's offers private lessons!
Book a class at a time that is convenient for you and invite friends and family.
A two-hour class is $350 (with a value up to $400) and you can have up to 10 participants.
To learn more, please email classes@ingebretsens.com