Kaiserschmarrn what a funny name, isn’t it? Kaiser in Austrian German means “emperor” and schmarrn or schmarren means “nonsense”, Kaiserschmarrn is a sweet pancake which was designed as a dessert for empress Sisi wife of Franz Joseph I. Sisi is for Austrian symbol of Vienna and Austria and romantic story of Sisi and Franz Joseph was the source for nummerous films, plays and even cartoons.
Kaiserschmarrn is light and fluffy and can be prepared in many ways. I guess there’s no proper way, as with the time it became most decadent dish for lazy brunches in Vienna and beyond. The main idea is that it’s carmelized pancake, one can add apples, raisins or almonds to that and serve it dusted with icing sugar or/and with confiture. Options are endless but most important elements are: carmelized apples or whole pancake and fluffy structure.
It’s a quick fix and really satisfying breakfast dish. Of course it is a spoil and one shouldn’t have it too often but when comfort food and power breakfast is needed, there’s nothing better than good old Kaiserschmarrn.
My version is an express fix – I couldn’t be bothered to seperate eggs (just making a treat for myself), and used yogurt instead of milk. But must tell you, I loved every single bit of this brekkie. yes every bit and every bite, because Kaiserschmarrn should be torn into tiny pieces before serving. No idea why, but that’s how one serves it. So how about making yourself one and feeling like Sisy for the rest of the day?
Kaiserschmarren or have Sisi style breakfast
3 tea spoons yogurt
2 spoons flour
1/2 tea spoon baking soda
1 apple, sliced
1 spoon of brown sugar
1 spoon butter
In a bowl mix together egg, yogurt, flour and baking soda, mix well until nice and smooth. On the pan melt the butter, add apple slices and sugar, fry until carmelized and golden in colour. Pour on the apples batter and fry until light brown, turn the pancake and don’t worry if it breaks, that’s how it’s done. Fry until all bits are nice and golden brown on both sides. Before serving make sure that pancake is torn into small pieces (just for one bite). Serve with sides of your choice. I ate it just as it was 😉