Schmarre, breakfast of German Champions - Kaiserschmarrn Recipe
This is one of favorite stories! But had I had to tell my teacher that I had Kaiserschmarrn for breakfast, I would have pronounced it completely different, like how my Oma used to. More like, Schmorrn. Anyway you say it, it's delicious. Whether you put raisins and cinnamon, powdered sugar and nuts, or like my mom prefers it, with salt... it's always a tasty treat. Here is a simple recipe from Quick German Recipies.com
Schmarrn" is a 16th century German word meaning "to smear" or "to pain". The sweet version of this German pancake recipe is called "Kaiserschmarrn" (Kaiser's). There's one made with bread called "Semmelschmarrn" and one with Cream of Wheat called "Grießchmarrn". Being German, of course there's one made with potatoes called "Kartoffelschmarrn".
German Torn Pancakes aka Kaiserschmarrn
- 4 eggs, separated
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- pinch salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp granulated sugar
- 4 oz raisins
- 4 tbsp butter
- icing sugar to sprinkle over
- Mix together egg yolks, flour, milk, salt, baking powder and sugar till well mixed. Let batter stand for 10 minutes.
- Meanwhile, beat egg whites until stiff.
- Gently fold egg whites into batter.
- Gently fold in raisins.
- In frying pan, melt 2 tbsp butter over medium heat. Pour in batter and fry until cooked on bottom.
- Flip pancake, adding 2 tbsp butter, and continue to cook on other side until crispy.
- Using two forks, tear pancake into pieces and continue cooking briefly.
- Serve, dusted with icing sugar. Tastes great served with fruit or fruit sauce.
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