Thursday, July 7, 2011

Emperor's Pancake (Kaiserschmarren)

Kaiserschmarren is a very popular dessert in Austria. Translated it means "Emperor's rubbish" or "Emperor's mishmash". Legend says it was created for  Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I.

2 eggs, separated
2 tbsp sugar
1 cup milk

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup raisins
4 tbsp unsalted butter
Powdered sugar

In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks and sugar until creamy. Whisk in the milk. Add the flour and rasins, beat until well blended.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg white until stiff. Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Pour the batter in to the skillet. Cook for 3-4 minutes until lightly browned on the bottom. Flip the pancake and cook for 3 minutes more. With two forks or spatula pull the pancake into peaces. Remove to a plate , sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with apple sauce or stewed fruit.


  1. i love it! so easy, and so yummy! lovely, lovely.

  2. Thank you! It was yummy, indeed!

  3. The pancake looks so good. I have never heard of it before.