Kaiserschmarrn's recipe of 02-05-2016 [Updated on 27-08-2018]
The Kaiserschmarrn is a kind of sweet omelette, a typical Austrian dessert, a cross between a crepe and a pancake, the layer is thicker and once cooked it is cut into strips and then sprinkled with powdered sugar and accompanied by currant jam or of blueberries. His name literally means "omelet of the emperor"and this is because the legend of the birth of the Kaiserschmarrn is linked to an anecdote linked to the Emperor ofAustria Francesco Giuseppe. It is said that one evening the emperor asked to prepare a crepes for his cook, but he accidentally overcooked it and broke it by turning it. Not having time to do it again, to remedy it he decided to cut it into small pieces and sprinkle it with sugar to hide the overcooked parts. The emperor liked the new dish so much that ever since, he wanted his crepes to always be prepared that way, hence his name;) This dessert is also very popular in Trentino Alto Adige, and in fact it was during my holidays as a young girl in South Tyrol that I tasted it for the first time. Because of its "unpronounceable" name I had forgotten the existence of this fantastic dessert until I saw it served at a bar in a scene from a show I was watching. My eyes lit up and shortly after I was already in the kitchen preparing it, delicious !!! Well I'll leave you to the recipe and start this new week by preparing a beautiful cake to celebrate my mom's birthday, then I'll tell you;) Basins and happy Monday!
How to do the Kaiserschmarrn
Separate the egg whites from the yolks and beat them with the sugar with a whisk.
Add the flour and salt and mix.
Slowly add the milk slowly while continuing to mix.
Finally, also add the egg whites previously whipped until stiff peaks and mix slowly with a spatula, with a movement from the bottom up.
Melt a large piece of butter in a thick-bottomed, hot non-stick pan (one about 26-28 cm should be fine). then pour half of the mixture into the pan and cook well over medium-low heat.
When the edges begin to brown, turn the Kaiserschmarrn with the help of two spatulas: do not worry if it breaks, afterwards you will have to cut it into strips.
When the second side is golden, cut it into strips with a spatula, then set aside, add another knob of butter and proceed with the remaining mixture.
Serve the Kaiserschmarrn on plates sprinkling with plenty of icing sugar and accompanying with cranberry jam to taste.