Plum Pancakes

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    This is a traditional Austrian dessert where a rum and raisin pancake is split into pieces while frying, sprinkled with icing sugar and served hot with plum jam on the side or on top.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1/4 cup (40g) raisins
    • 1/4 cup (60ml) rum
    • 1 cup (250ml) whole milk
    • 5 eggs
    • 1/4 cup (50g) white sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 cup (125g) plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
    • 1/4 cup (30g) icing sugar, plus more for dusting
    • 1/4 cup plum jam for serving

    Preparation:45min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:1hour 

    1. In a small bowl combine raisins with rum and let soak 30 minutes then drain.
    2. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the milk, eggs, white sugar, vanilla and salt. Gradually whisk in the flour to make a smooth batter. Stir in the drained raisins.
    3. In a large frypan melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Pour the batter into the frypan and cook 5 to 6 minutes or until the pancake has set and the bottom is golden brown. Turn over the pancake and cook 3 minutes or until the other side is also golden brown.
    4. Using a spatula or two forks tear the pancake into bite-size pieces. Drizzle in the melted butter and sprinkle with icing sugar. Turn up the heat to medium high and use a spatula to gently toss the pieces for 5 minutes or until the sugar has caramelized. Sprinkle with additional icing sugar and serve with plum jam.

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    We actually got a similar recipe to this with the same name from German friends who claim it is a German tradition. Their recipe is a little different and they separate the egg yolk and white, and mix the yolk in with the sugar, then milk, then flour and beat the egg whites until they are stiff and fold them in to the batter along with the raisins. This makes the pancakes very light and fluffy. They serve the "German Pancakes" with icing sugar and lemon juice. Delicious!  -  19 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    My mom makes this on occassion and we just eat it up! She is from Austria and her recipe is very similar, but we eat it with applesauce. It's sooo good! It just melts in your mouth.  -  17 May 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    i love kaiserschmarrn, it's one of my fav's for breakfast. although i boil my raisins for a couple of seconds in the rum and then strain. this recipe is the way i make mine as well. i do put powdered sugar over mine and eat it with apple sauce. ps i am german and yes, we like to think this is one of OUR dishes but it's not, it really does come from austria :-)  -  17 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)