Schmarren pancake

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Schmarren pancake 

The most legendary of all Austrian desserts: Kaiserschmarrn is something like a torn omelette. Its origin, in fact, is somewhat legendary itself: Torn omelettes ("Schmarrn") already had a longstanding tradition when Austria's last "real" emperor, Franz Joseph I demanded one such thing for dessert. His cook quickly created this simple Schmarrn from few ingredients. Inspired by the milk, he named it "Käser Schmarrn" (Cheesemaker's Schmarrn), which the old emperor misunderstood as "Kaiserschmarrn" (Emperor's Schmarrn). 
Since you don't disagree with an emperor, the dish became known as just that. "Schmarrn" is also used in colloquial German like "rubbish" in English, describing inaccurate information or stories. I think that the legend of the name Kaiserschmarrn is just that…nevertheless, it makes a good story.

Smoked Cheese Schmarren


Serves 4

Ingredients:

- 80 g slim curds
- 60 g sour cream
- 10 g semolina
- 10 g corn flour 
- salt, black pepper from the mill, pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
- 2 egg yolk
- 50 g , finely grated
RUPP smoked cheese
- 50 g smoked cheese , cut into 1/2 cm cubes
- 2 egg whites 
- salt
- 40 g butter for baking

Method 

1 . Combine slim curds, sour cream, semolina, corn flour, salt, pepper, nutmeg and egg yolk into a smooth batter.

 


2. Fold in the grated cheese and the cheese cubes

3. Beat the egg white and the salt until fluffy and stir into the cheese mixture.

 

4. Heat the in a non- stick pan and pour in the Schmarren batter,  bake in pre-heated oven at 190 C/ 375 F for 20 minutes.

 

5. Break It using two forks. Serve immediately with apple sauce 

 

 

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