🇦🇹 Austria: Kaiserschmarrn

Legend says that Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph was very fond of Kaiserschmarrn, which translates to “emperor’s mess” or “imperial mishmash.” A quintessential Austrian holiday dish, the torn pancake soufflé is served hot with fruity accompaniments and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

🇦🇹 Austria: Kaiserschmarrn

Servings 1 person
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins


  • 3 Tbsp Flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1 tsp Sugar (can do more, depends on desired level of sweetness)
  • Whole milk
  • 1 Shot Rum optional
  • Butter or ghee
  • Powdered sugar
  • Apple sauce, compote, or plum stew


  • Add flour, salt, vanilla sugar and milk into a bowl and whisk until the dough becomes semi-solid. Carefully fold in the eggs and add the rum.
  • Heat a pan and lightly melt some butter or ghee. Once the pan is hot enough, pour the batter into the pan and add the raisins (remember, this part is optional).
  • Bake the pancake on the lowest heat (~275 F) with the lid on top until one side turns golden brown. Turn the pancake, pop the lid back on and continue to bake.
  • Tear the pancake into pieces, sprinkle over some powdered sugar and serve the Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce, compote, or stewed plums on the side. Enjoy!


Courtesy of Tirol Werbung

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