Legend says that this Austrian pancake was created for Emperor Franz Josef. Roughly translated as "Emperor's Mishmash," it is warming and delicious.
- 2/3 cup all purpose flour
- 4 large eggs, separated, at room temperature
- ¼ cup plus 4 tsp sugar
- 2/3 cup whole milk
- 2 tbsp butter
- ¼ cup raisins
- Confectioners sugar, for serving
- Plum preserves, or apple sauce, for serving
1. Whisk the flour egg yolks, ¼ cup granulated sugar, and milk together in a bowl with a clean whisk until smooth. Beat the egg whites in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into the batter.
2. Melt 1½ tsp of the butter in an 8in (20cm) nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Pour in one-fourth of the batter and sprinkle with 1 tbsp raisins. Cook 1 minute, until the underside is browned. Turn the pancake and brown the other side. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with the remaining butter, batter, and raisins.
3. Tear the pancakes into pieces using 2 forks. Return the pancake pieces to the frying pan (or a larger one, if you have it) and sprinkle with the remaining 4 tsp sugar. Cook over medium heat about 1 minute, until piping hot.
4. Sift confectioner's sugar on top and serve immediately, with the plum preserves on the side.
Nutritional information does not include serving suggestions.