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Kaiserschmarrn is a popular sweet dish in Austria

March 1, 2017

There’s a special treat awaiting customers at the highest patisserie in Austria: Kaiserschmarrn! The pancake-based dish is easy to make, and it's one of the country’s most popular desserts.

Euromaxx | a la carte Pitztaler Kaiserschmarrn
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Kaiserschmarrn is a popular sweet dish in Austria

10 eggs
500 ml milk
some vanilla sugar
 400 g flour
120 g white sugar
50 g butter
icing sugar

Mix the milk and flour together until smooth. Separate five eggs - add the yolks and the remaining five eggs to the mixture. Beat the leftover egg whites until foamy, then add the sugar and beat until stiff. Fold the egg whites into the mixture. Melt the butter in an ovenproof dish and add the mixture.

Bake for 4 - 5 minutes, turn the mixture over, and bake for a further 4 - 5 minutes. As soon as it's a golden brown color, shred it with two spoons. Dust with icing sugar and serve with apple sauce or cranberries.