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Kaiserschmarrn Dessert

When translated, the word “kaiser” is German for “emperor” and “schmarrn” means “mess”. So the name means “Emperor’s Mess”. The name is no joke! Kaiserschmarrn sure does look like a mess, but my-oh-my is it a delicious mess.


 2 tbsp Rum ¼ cup raisins 3 eggs ½ tsp vanilla extract ¾ cup milk zest of one lemon Pinch salt 1 cup flour 2 ½ tbsp sugar, divided 2 tbsp Butter powdered sugar, for topping


Soak raisins in rum. Strain the raisins out of the rum and discard the rum.

Mix your batter ingredients. Whip the egg whites until they are stiff and incorporate carefully into the batter. 

Oil the plan and then put in your batter. Sprinkle the top of the batter with the rum-soaked raisins and the remaining ½ tbsp of granulated sugar. Cover with lid and allow it to cook for 3-5 minutes.

Once cooked, leave the pancake in the pan but use a spatula to cut the pancake into uneven bites.

Serve with a side of applesauce or plum preserves. Serve warm in the pan.

RUM: I used spiced rum. You can use whatever you have on hand.

RAISINS: These are traditional to include, but you can omit them if you do not like raisins.

You may need to cut the pancake in half in order to flip it. That is totally fine as we will be destroying it when it's done cooking anyways.

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