Recipe by breakfastqueen
"Kaiserschmarrn is a traditional Austrian dessert. It is a caramelized pancake made with rum-soaked raisins, eggs, flour, sugar, and butter. The pancake is split into pieces while frying, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served hot with plum sauce on the side or on top."
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confectioners' sugar, plus more for dusting
plum preserves for serving
We actually got a similar recipe to this with the same name from German friends who claim it is a German tradition. Their recipe is a little different and they separate the egg yolk and white, and mix the yolk in with the sugar, then milk, then flour and beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold them in to the batter along with the raisins. This makes the pancakes very light and fluffy.
They serve the "German Pancakes" with icing sugar and lemon juice. Delicious!
I tried this recipe for Kaiserscharrn and it was not that good. I used it because it was quicker to mix up but without beating the egg whites it is missing the right texture for Kaiserscharrn. The finished product should like random sized nuggets of pancake and not ribbons like this one makes
My mom makes this on occassion and we just eat it up! She is from Austria and her recipe is very similar, but we eat it with applesauce. It's sooo good! It just melts in your mouth.
i love kaiserschmarrn, it's one of my fav's for breakfast. although i boil my raisins for a couple of seconds in the rum and then strain. this recipe is the way i make mine as well. i do put powdered sugar over mine and eat it with apple sauce.
ps i am german and yes, we like to think this is one of OUR dishes but it's not, it really does come from austria :-)
Yummy! My husband and I ate this in Munich this summer, and I've been wanting to recreate it ever since. I'm not a fan of raisins and didn't have any on hand, so I left them out (just put in a teaspoon of rum), and it was still delicious!
I haven't had Kaiserscharrn in over a decade! We would always have it for dinner on Friday nights during lent with canned peaches on the side. Thanks so much for posting the recipe. This recipe was super easy and exactly how I remembered it! Took me right back to my childhood. I used my mom's old cast iron pan for a super golden crust. Sehr Gut!!!
My fiance and I love German/Austrian stuff so found and tried this. I actually made it for breakfast, not dessert. No rum on hand, but had it with fresh berries, syrup, and nutella. Schmeckt mir gut! Thank you for posting!
amazing, very tasty
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 148
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