Thursday, July 28, 2011

Smarni

Kaiserschmarrn or csaszarmorzsa is an Austro-Hungarian favorite. The name essentially means the crumbs of the emperor. A simple dessert: peasant food that happened to be an emperor's favorite.

Ingredients
100g farina
7g flour
250mL milk
80g sugar
3 eggs
0.5 tbsp vanilla sugar
0.25 tsp grated lemon zest
50g butter
jam or powdered sugar
pinch salt

Preparation
Mix the semolina with the flour and soak in the milk for 2 hours.

Separate the egg yolks and whites, beat the yolks with the sugar, lemon zest and vanilla until white and foamy. Beat the egg whites to still peaks with a pinch of salt.

Combine the semolina portion, the egg yolk mix and the whites. Melt the butter in a large teflon skilled over medium-high heat. Pour in the batter and allow to sit for 1-2 minutes.

Mix and keep mixing every once in a while until the pancake is crumbled and golden brown.

Serve immediately, topped with jam or powdered sugar.

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