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Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel Compote ala Xaver’s Munich

Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel Compote ala Xaver’s Munich

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This week I traveled to Bavaria by Zoom for a semi-private cooking lesson with the chef and owner of Xaver’s in Munich… step-by-step they led me through the process, and in the end I had a delicious plate loaded with powder sugar dusted Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn and an extraordinarily tasty Apfel Compote. Granted, it wasn’t nearly the same as being there, but I was delighted to be included in the program set up by the German National Tourist Board and Visit Bavaria. I ended up with a new recipe, I learned a new technique, I added restaurant to my “MUST VISIT in Munich” list… AND I had a tasty lunch!

(Almost like being there… except I was home in my own kitchen.)

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

Because I’ve been sharing the images (you would too if you made something so delicious), a few people have asked me to share the recipe so they too can make it at home.

What are Kaiserschmarrn?

In our house, we sometimes refer to Kaiserschmarrn as a sort of torn up pancake (in fact, once or twice I’ve set out to make Eierkuchen, goofed them up while flipping, torn them a bit, and called them Kaiserschmarrn… but that’s wrong). As the legend goes…. Once upon a time the Kaiser was out and about touring the countryside. He arrived at a farmhouse, and the farmer invited him in to eat. Sadly, he didn’t have fancy food, but he’d heard that the Kaiser had a sweet tooth, so he whipped something up with the few ingredients he had. And the Kaiser loved it SOOOO much, that he took the recipe! From then on, the farmer’s humble offering was called Kaiserschmarrn.

Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn mit Apfel Compote ala Xaver’s Munich

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

In the past, I shared a different recipe for Kaiserschmarrn, made on the stove top. This recipe uses the oven to bake the Kaiserschmarrn, instead of just the stovetop. (Your frying pan needs to have a metal handle…plastic will melt and wreck your whole day.) You just might have to make both to see what you like best. THIS recipe doesn’t need as much watching. After you pour the batter into the pan, you can walk away and do something else for 14 minutes (great if you are also juggling other foods).

This best part of this Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn recipe (to me) are the caramelized bits that come from carefully creating the caramel before adding the raisins. Sweet, a little crunchy / chewy, and sooooo good.



Thanks again to everyone at Xaver’s and Visit Germany for making this fun afternoon possible!

Hopefully, one day soon I will be able to visit in person. Meanwhile, if you ARE in Munich, you can place a to-go order on weekends! HERE–> Xaver’s The restaurant is a modern take on traditional Bavarian foods.

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How to make Bavarian Kaiserschmarrn and Apfel Compote

Just a few ingredients…
bavarian Kaiserschmarrn

Apfel Compote

Melt the sugar

caramel

 

Add rest and cook down

apple compote

Kaiserschmarrn

Pour the batter around the raisins
You can see that the egg still shows in the batter

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

 

Comes out of the oven like this

Tear up with two spoons

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

 

Put on a plate, leaving room for the compote

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and SERVE

bavarian kaiserschmarrn

I was lucky to get any at all!

Bavarian kaiserschmarrn



how to make kaiserschmarrn

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