There is always a discussion in our house if I suggest making this particular Austrian dessert recipe. My older son and I are huge fans of it and my younger son and husband, not so. They like it, don't get me wrong, so you'll have to make it and see which side of the fence you are on.
Kaiserschmarrn is a well known Austrian dessert recipe. "Kaiser" meaning Emperor and "Schmarrn" meaning mishmash - Emperor`s mishmash. It is such a quick and easy dessert recipe, enjoyable to make with the kids and tasty too.
The first time I tried it was while on holiday in the Austrian Alps and have loved it ever since.
Now to explain what it is. It is basically a pancake recipe, sprinkled with raisins, while being fried in the pan it is then chopped or split up into pieces. The pancakes are then sprinkled with icing or powdered sugar and served with various fruit compotes.
Our favourite is apple but you can serve strawberry, plum, or whichever you prefer.
Strangely enough Kaiserschmarrn is often served as a main meal for lunch at restaurants in the Austrian Alps. My recipe is sufficient to serve 2 people as a main dish and 4 people as a dessert.
6 eggs at room temperature
pinch of salt
2 tbsps raisins
icing or powdered sugar
apple compote or puree
First separate the egg yolks from the whites.
Mix the egg yolks, sugar, flour and milk in a bowl.
Add a pinch of salt to the egg whites and beat with an electric whisk or hand whisk until stiff.
Fold the stiff egg whites carefully into the flour and egg mixture.
Melt a little butter in a large frying pan. Pour in the dough and sprinkle on the raisins. Cook on one side for a couple of minutes, turn over, cook and then chop into rough pieces with a fork.
Do not overcook otherwise the pancakes will dry out.
Sprinkle with icing or powdered sugar and serve with your favourite compote.
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