Yesterday I made some Kaiserschmarrn with caramelized apples for dinner and it tasted heavenly delicious. Kaiserschmarrn is an Austrian-German dessert, which I actually also prefer as a sweet main dish. Its fluffy dough consists of some simple ingredients:
- 4 eggs, separated
- 160g all purpose flour
- 250 ml milk
- 2 tbs. of sugar
- 1 tbs. of vanilla sugar
- 4 tbs. butter
- 2 apples
- 3 tbs. butter+3 tbs. sugar for caramelized apples
This is how it´s made…
Peal your apples and cut them into very thin slices. Melt 3 tbs. of butter in a skillet and add sugar. Stir and be cautious so it won´t burn. Stir until golden brown and add apples. Let them get a caramel coating by stiring them a little bit. Then set aside.
Mix egg whites until fluffy, then add the sugar and mix until stiff. Whisk together flour, egg yolks, vanilla sugar, a pinch of salt and milk in another bowl. Fold in stiff egg whites using a whisk.
In a large skillet, melt 2 tbs. of butter over medium heat. Pour half of your batter into skillet and let cook for about 5 minutes or until the bottom is golden brown. You can now cut your large Kaiserschmarrn into four pieces(right now it resembles a large pancake). Then flip and let cook for another 4 minutes. Using two forks, tear apart your Kaiserschmarrn into bite-size pieces and let cook for a little more, gently toss once in a while. Do this again with the other half of your batter. Garnish with caramelized apples, or like an Austria traditionally served with apple sauce, dust with powdered sugar and serve. And of course Enjoy!