The Emperor’s Pancake


Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 to 4

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from the Classic Cafes of Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

By Rick Rodgers

Published 2002

  • About

Kaiserschmarren is probably the most obvious example of Austrian Mehlspeisen (literally, a repast made from flour). This large pancake, torn into pieces to give it an appealing rustic look, is truly a “flour meal”—quickly prepared from basic ingredients, yet hearty enough for supper. The classic accompaniment is Zwetschkenröster, which mysteriously translates as “roasted plums,” even though the plums are stewed. Two Austrians could readily polish off this amount of Kais