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Kaiserschmarren

Also Known As:   Kaiserschmarrn

Kaiserschmarren is a sweet pancake and is one of the best known warm desserts in Bavaria and Austria.  

       Kaiserschmarren
Photo: © Ira Struebel
    
Region
Bavaria (Bayern

Main Ingredients
The pancake is made with flour, milk, eggs, butter, rum-soaked raisins, and sugar. It is often topped with sugar and almonds.

Serving Suggestions
Kaiserschmarren is traditionally served warm after dinner. It is broken into small bite-sized pieces. Cooked fruit, such as apple sauce, cooked apples, or plum sauce, often accompany the dish.

History
The dish dates back to the 1800's in Austria. The legend goes that Kaiser Franz Joseph (1830-1916), on one of his hunting expeditions, was served a Holzfällerschmarrn. This was a pancake made out of flour and fat. However, the Kaiser didn't care for the dish, so the recipe was modified. Instead of fat, eggs and milk were used to make the pancakes. The Kaiser loved it ... and this new dish was called Kaiserschmarrn in his honor.

Recipes
Kaiserschmarrn  (Sweet Pancakes with raisins, rum, and almonds)






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