Kaiserschmarren

Total Time
30mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
15 mins

A pancake type of Austrian dessert served with plum or cherry confiture. I work in kitchens in Vienna, Austria. So I know how this is done. It is enjoyed by the locals. I have been in a kitchen where somebody was employed just to make this as it is so popular.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. First separate the eggs into two small bowls.
  2. With the white add a pinch of salt and mix with a hand mixer till it expands. Leave for now.
  3. With the yellows add sugars, milk and flour. with the hand mixer, mix well. add a tablespoon of raisins (not with rum, optional, after hand mixer).
  4. Put a large pan with sides on the stove, with med-high heat, put about 2 tablespoons butter in the pan and wait for it to melt, in the meantime.
  5. Fold the egg whites into the yellows, be careful with this, as you want to keep it all puffy.
  6. Add the mix into the pan, it must be thick. Put another pan on top to cover (or a lid). Check to see if it is browning after a short time, then turn it over to cook on the other side. Turn the heat down a bit, and wait till it begins to brown on this side. It will break up the more it is turned, shaken and moved. This is the correct way.
  7. Take off the top pan, from now on it will require care till it's done. Start to add vanilla sugar and white sugar. In the kitchens we are very, very generous with this, as well as more butter, it must be rich. Just throw it in!
  8. When it begins to darken, add raisins in rum.
  9. Put all on a plate, dust with icing sugar and serve with Sauerkirschen. ( Cherry or plum confiture, sometimes also apricot.) As shown in the image.
  10. Bon Appetit !