Traditional Austrian Dessert Recipe

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.

It is a pancake recipe, with raisins, which are chopped or split up while being fried. 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.

Austrian Dessert Recipe

200g flour
50g sugar
6 eggs
250ml milk
pinch of salt
2 tbsps raisins

icing or powdered sugar
apple compote or puree

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 some butter in a large frying pan. Pour in the dough and then sprinkle with 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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