After a day of skiing, you look forward to the refreshments afterwards at least as much as the skiing itself. Everyone who is part of Team SÜSS finds themselves in Kaiserschmarren heaven every Monday at Chesa Monte.

If you’ve always wanted to know how to make a Kaiserschmarrn properly, you can find the full recipe here. Good luck and don’t forget that ENJOYING is a DOING WORD!

Schmarren – a simple dish made from milk, eggs, flour and salt – has been known for centuries as a simple peasant dish. In the 18th century, Schmarren was adopted by bourgeois cuisine, refined and thus made “socially acceptable”. The dish symbolised prosperity, as sugar and white flour were a sign of wealth in earlier times and were reserved for the higher classes. The term “Kaiser” was chosen by Austrian chefs in the 19th century to describe dishes of particular quality (e.g. Kaisersemmel).


Ingredients for 1 to 2 persons
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 pinch of vanilla sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 125 ml milk
  • as many sultanas as you like
  • 1 tumbler of rum (optional)
  • 1 heaped tablespoon of clarified butter
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp or more (depending on your mood) apple sauce and/or cranberry jam

Put the flour in a bowl. Add the salt and milk, stir. Add the vanilla sugar, sugar and eggs, stir gently. Add the optional rum, stir again and the dough is ready.

Switch on the hob (on the highest setting) and wait until it is hot.

Melt the clarified butter in the pan, add the batter and IMPORTANT!!!! Put the lid on the pan. Wait 2 to 3 minutes – check whether the batter has risen and has a good colour. If it has, turn it over – put the lid back on the pan and wait a little.
Then pull the dough into pieces with two forks, sprinkle with a little sugar (to caramelise) and leave briefly in the pan until the sugar has dissolved.

Arrange on plates and dust with icing sugar. Together with apple sauce and/or cranberries, the Schmarrn tastes simply marvellous! And then ENJOY!

Legends about Kaiserschmarren

The history of Kaiserschmarren is associated with the Austrian imperial family in several legends. It is said that the court chef once made a pancake with dough that was too thick and torn. The emperor then sent his dessert back with the words: “Such a Schmarrn is not worthy of the emperor!” The failed pancake was therefore not good enough to be served to His Highness – or so the legend goes.

Other sources claim that the Kaiserschmarren was actually originally an “Kaiserinschmarren”, as it was created by Viennese chefs for Empress Elisabeth in 1854. However, Empress Sisi, who was always mindful of her lineage, was less fond of it than her husband Emperor Franz Joseph I, and so it became the “Kaiserschmarren”. Incidentally, Sisi is said to have disliked the Schmarren because of the sultanas. Opinions differ – with or without sultanas? Which faction do you belong to?

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