“So ein Schmarrn!” is a accessible of Austrian German jargon for “What a mess!” Schmarrn is also a name of dessert that’s not most some-more than a scrambled pancake. (Pancake is a kind of cake too, friends!) The Kaiserschmarrn got a “Kaiser” prefix given it was a favorite of Emperor Franz Josef – he of a affinity for Bundt cake.
A good done Kaiserschmarrn is dusted with powdered sugarine and served comfortable with a side of stream or apricot jam. Serving sizes are absurd and given of that, it’s mostly a dessert for cooking preference of choice. The pretence to creation a correct Kaiserschmarrn is lots of feathery egg whites and copiousness of butter in that to brownish-red a pancake as we hasten it in a same vessel in that you’ve baked it.
Kaiserschmarrn is done when we order; it’s not a kind of thing we name from a dessert box during a cafe. But it’s not tough to find, and in some of a some-more touristy neighborhoods in Vienna, you’ll see awnings and window signs touting Kaiserschmarrn as an offering. Don’t be fooled by that, any decent tiny city gasthaus will have Kaiserschmarrn on a menu. But devise forward – possibly contend your companions in to pity an sequence with we or go all in and have it for your meal. It’s going to be too most food, otherwise.
There’s a arrange of cousin to a Kaiserschmarrn, a Salzburger Nockerln, that is a soufflé, also dusted with powdered sugarine and served war, with jam. This is a some-more classical oven baked dessert-as-dinner choice and this one is pronounced to have been combined by Salome Alt, a mistress of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau. Being an Archbishop did not forestall we from eating dessert or carrying a mistress with whom we had 15 children.
Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace was built for Salome Alt and a grave gardens here are really pretty, generally in a prime when a flowers are in full bloom. There are several good cafes right nearby a palace, including a Konditorei Furst, where we can get an extraordinary Mozartkugel, though if we wish a classical room, cranky a stream and go to a Café Tomaselli in a Alter Markt (Old Market). The Tomaselli has been a café and bakery given 1705 and while yes, it’s pricy and in a traveller heart of Salzburg, it’s still populated by locals who come to review a journal and eat breakfast. It’s poetic in a summer when we can lay outward underneath a exuberant balcony, though it’s also good in winter, when we can friendly adult inside with a comfortable dessert, a large crater of coffee, and whatever you’re reading.
Pro tip? Don’t wear black, a powdered sugarine gets everywhere. So ein schmarren!
Top image: Kaiserschmarren by Kobako around Wikimedia (Creative Commons)