Gebackene Apfelspalten

Baked Applerings:
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I’m on a roll here with recipes of typical Viennese/Austrian desserts. I hope I don’t bore you all too much, but these recipes are all just so easy and so tasty.
This recipe for example is something I grew up with. It’s something my great grandmother used to make for me often (she also baked elderflowers, which smell great but taste… like not much to be honest). Anyways, it’s also something I regularly ate at school for lunch, but never really made myself – until last night. I was pleasantly suprised by how easy, quick and well these turned out!

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Ingredients:

3-4 eggs
120g flour
1/4l milk
ca. 6 apples
some rum and lemon juice
a pinch of salt
some butter for the pan

Additional you might want to get some ice cream (vanilla usually, but I’ve also had it with cinnamon, walnut or pistacchio ice cream), or cinnamon sugar. I also reccomend you drink a glass of milk with it.

What to do:
Mix the eggs, flour, salt and milk until you have a smooth batter. I haven’t posted a recipe for Palatschinken (typical Austrian pancakes) yet, but this batter should be a bit thicker than that one as it has to stick to the apples.

Peel the apples and remove the core. Cut into rings and let them soak in the rum-lemon juice mixture. Dip them in the batter and bake until golden brown.

Serve with powder sugar or cinnamon sugar, top off with ice cream of your choice. That’s it.

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Kaiserschmarrn

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Vienna is the world capital of desserts. Warm and cold, pastries, chocolate, dumplings, pancakes – we have it all and eat it as a full meal as well.
A few days ago I made Kaiserschmarrn, it’s basically the same dough as Palatschinken (mix between pancaces and crêpes) but with a slight difference :)

Ingredients:
4 eggs
1/4l milk
200g flour
4tbsp sugar
1tsbp fine sugar
a bit of salt
butter for the pan
If you want you can also add raisins soaked in rum.

as a side: apple sauce or stewed plums.

Combine flour, salt, egg yolks and sugar, then add as much milk as you need to get a smooth batter. Combine egg whites and 1 tbsp of fine sugar. Carefully mix the whipped egg whites into the batter.
Heat up a pan, add some butter and pour in the batter. If you want to add raisins, sprinkle them on the batter now. Bake the dough until it’s golden brown on both sides, then carefully tear it apart. You can add some powdered sugar to caramelize.
That’s pretty much it. Serve with powdered sugar and apple sauce and/or stewed plums (in our case we had apple sauce and stewed sour cherries ;-))

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