Austrian Kaiserschmarren: Emperor's Pancake

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Tender fluffy pancakes served with powdered sugar.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift the flour, sugar and salt together into a bowl.
  2. Add the milk gradually, beating constantly.
  3. Add the egg yolks 1 at a time and beat until well blended.
  4. Beat the egg whites until stiff and STIR 1/3 into the batter.
  5. Carefully FOLD in the remainder egg whites.
  6. Over moderately high heat, melt 1 Tablespoon butter in an 8 to 9 inch skillet with sloping sides.
  7. When the butter is sizzling, pour in 1/2 the batter and cook 3 to 4 minutes.
  8. Loosen the edges of the pancake with a spatula and slide it onto a plate.
  9. Invert the pancake back into the skillet and cook about 1 minute until the underside is brown.
  10. Invert onto a heating serving plate and keep warm.
  11. Prepare the second pancake in the same manner.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
  13. Tear the pancakes into rough pieces with 2 forks and serve immediately.
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Most Helpful

I am sorry to say we did not enjoy this recipe .. it wasn't as good as I expected it to be, but the instructions are very clear and straight forward .. thanks for sharing!

najwa November 09, 2005

Fantastic. We ate this in Austria. Thanks for the recipe - it tastes even better.

fiona.dalgleish October 28, 2005

This was very easy, but kind of messy to make. Mine came out wonderfully!!! They tast like a cross between an omlett and a fluffy pancake. They really don't need syrup although when I first saw the recipe I thought they might. This is a lot more food than I expected too, so have more than two people to enjoy it with.

jennbrownann February 23, 2005

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