Emperor's Pancake! (Kaiserschmarren!
It is the favorite breakfast dish of my youth. ( I grew up in Germany)To this day it can be found on every menu in Austria and Bavaria.
I hope you will give this a try, because it is the Ultimate "Pancake"!
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 t sugar
- 1 c whole milk
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 c raisins
- 1/2 c sliced almonds
- 1/4 c orange juice, apple juice, or kirschwasser see note @ bottom!
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 large granny smith apple, peeled, cored and slice ivery thin
- powdered sugar and lemon wedges for serving
Now take 2 forks and start to tear your pancake into small pieces,( bite size) turning them over as you go so the top side can also brown and cook. (this is why it's called A Schmarren).
The raisins would be plumped/soaked in this for 20 minutes or even over night. Not microwaved!!!
What is drained off prior to adding to the batter is then sprinkled over the Schmarren at serving time. This would be an Adult Version, though my mother always served it that way to all of us. There is so little liquor involved here.
BTW you can also use Rum.