Kaiserschmarrn (Austrian pancake)

    50 min

    The famous Austrian pancake first prepared for the Austrian Emperor Francis Joseph I. Serve with apple sauce or preserves for a light dessert or an indulgent breakfast.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 125g plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 250ml milk
    • 3 eggs
    • 225ml double cream
    • 25g butter

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 170 C / Gas mark 3.
    2. In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, salt and sugar. Pour in milk, eggs and cream, and stir into a smooth batter. Meanwhile, melt butter in a cast iron frying pan. Pour the batter over the melted butter.
    3. Place the pan in the oven, and bake for 35 minutes. The pancake will rise to form a bubble in the middle. Remove from the oven, and let cool until the pancake sets, or goes down. Cut into pieces, serve with apple sauce, preserve or maple syrup and enjoy!

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    Reviews in English (68)


    I liked this but my family did not. Sprinkled with pwrd sugar instead of serving with syrup (post pic). Also, baked on a pizza stone instead of a cast iron skillet.  -  30 Oct 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It is a very tasteful recipe - I really enjoyed it! What I liked most, though, was that it doesn't need pancake mix, which is something I can't easily find in my country.. You should try it!  -  26 Jan 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This is a delicious recipe, though we use milk instead of cream. Try topping with powdered sugar and lemon instead of maple syrup. YUM!  -  07 Jul 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)