Emperor's Pancake/Kaiserschmarren!

Total Time
30mins
Prep
20 mins
Cook
10 mins

This pankake was the favorite of Kaiser Franz Joseph of Austria.It is served to this day in many fine restaurants throughout Austria.I brought this recipe from my childhood with me to this country and it has become our Christmas Breakfast. I will include and ADULT Version, that I have to serve often for friends as a brunch. :-).

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Combine flour through salt in a bowl and whisk or blend until smooth. Cover with plastic wrap and set asside for 20 minutes. The flour needs to swell and get fat and happy. :-).
  2. Meanwhile peel, core and sliver your apple. you want very thin slivers, so the apples cook. To keep them from turning brown. Sprinkle with lemon juice or cover with Lemon/Lime Soda. Drain and dry with papwer towel before adding.
  3. Place the raisins in a small microwave safe bowl and add the juice. Cover with Saran and buzz for about 30 seconds. Set asside.
  4. Over medium heat in 12-inch skillet, heat a little butter (2 T and 1 T vegetable oil). Pour in the batter and distribute the apples, raisins and almonds over the top.Do not stir.
  5. Cook until the top looks set. Peak underneath with a spatula. It should be golden brown.
  6. Now take two forks and start tearing your pancake into small pieces, turning them as you go. so the top side also cooks and browns. Remove from heat and serve sprinkled with fresh lemon juice and powdered sugar.
  7. Adult Version: Soak/plump your raisins in dark rum or Kirschwasser. Save what you drain off and sprinkle it over the top of the Schmarren along with powdered sugar. No lemon with this version, but extra Booze is also permitted. :-).