Recipe: Kaiserschmarn

This fluffy, giant shredded pancake is easy to make and very tasty.

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What is Kaiserschmarn?

Kaiserschmarn is also known as the emperor's mess or scrambled pancake. It is a fluffy and light giant pancake that is cut into bite-sized pieces after baking. It is named after the Austrian Emperor (Kaiser) Franz Joseph I, who loved this kind of fluffy torn pancakes. The preparation of "Kaiserschmarn" is quick, easy, and fit for kings.

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  • 4 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp. Butter
  • Powdered sugar
  • Berries


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C or 390°F.
  2. Separate the eggs into two bowls.
  3. Beat the egg whites until foamy, add a tablespoon of sugar and beat until you get slightly stiff peaks.
  4. Whisk the milk, a tablespoon of sugar, and the yolks.
  5. Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in the yolk-milk mixture.
  6. Carefully fold the egg whites and yolk mixture.
  7. Put the pan on the stove over medium heat, add a piece of butter. When the butter melts and becomes foamy, pour the dough into the pan.
  8. Leave on the stove for about a minute.
  9. Transfer to the oven and bake for about 12 minutes.
  10. Remove the pan from the oven and cut the pancake into pieces with a spatula.
  11. Add more butter to the pan and put it on the stove over medium heat. Flip the pieces of the pancake until golden and fully cooked.
  12. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and add fresh berries or jam.

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