Two days before the end of the holidays I came down with the flu. Again. The boy is by now used to playing doctor so he entertained himself by getting glasses of water from the toilet (the only tap he can reach), bringing apples and listening to my elbow (uh…why?) with his toy stethoscope.

In the afternoon he got bored and mummy felt guilty for being a sad couch potato and so we got out some old recipe book and made something easy for lunch. It’s called Kaiserschmarren and apparently you eat it every day when you go on winter sport vacation. Since I don’t see the point of going on vacation to a place where there is snow, when you can also spend your hard earned money in the sun, I’d never heard of this Austrian dish before. Since that never stopped me from doing anything, we had a go. As it turned out, it’s basically a torn apart pancake, baked again. Yay for winter cooking.


4 eggs, seperated
125 ml. milk
100 gr. sugar
125 gr. flower
100 gr. raisins, soaked
50 gr. butter
powdered sugar

Seperate eggs. Beat egg whites until stiff. Beat egg yolks in a seperate bowl and add flower, milk, sugar and raisins. Fold in egg whites.

Bake a pancake with the batter until golden brown on both sides. Tear it apart with two forks and bake the pieces again on all sides. Dust with powdered sugar and eat with some baked apple if you like.