What might this German dessert be?
December 25, 2013 11:27 PM   Subscribe

What is this dessert I read about on a blog? It was cooked by a German person and the blog author wrote: "It was like a really, really thick pancake cooked in a huge skillet, then cut up into big chunks, and topped with a syrupy, crystallized type of peach topping that was just to DIE for. Everyone in Germany/Austria/Hungary knows what it is". I don't think she knew what it was called, but I want to, because it sounds freaking delicious!
posted by threeants to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
Peach kuchen?
posted by Night_owl at 11:34 PM on December 25, 2013

Best answer: This?
posted by kms at 11:39 PM on December 25, 2013 [4 favorites]

I'm German and can confirm what kms suggested, Kaiserschmarrn. Although it's more Austrian than German.
posted by KMB at 11:53 PM on December 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

Austrian here, and I agree that this sounds very much like Kaiserschmarrn. Though the peach topping sounds rather weird.
posted by wachhundfisch at 12:55 AM on December 26, 2013

Yes, Kaiserschmarrn.The peach topping could be made of Marillen (a type of apricot that is super popular in Austrian desserts).
posted by The Toad at 3:06 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Best answer: What you're looking for is Kaiserschmarrn mit Marillenröster.

For the former, see previous links. Make some comparisons, pick your most likely-promisingly-recipe.
For latter I'm finding these directions:

Für den Marillenröster:
600 g Marillen (halbiert)
500 ml Wasser
350 g Zucker (aufkochen)
Zitronensäure (nach Geschmack)
einige Stück Marillen (geviertelt)
Für den Marillenröster Wasser mit Zucker aufkochen. Die halbierten, entkernten Marillen einmengen und Zitronensäure einrühren. Nochmals kurz aufkochen, mixen und passieren. Einige geviertelte Marillen mit dem Mark vermengen.

Boil 350g sugar with 500ml water, add the halved, de-pitted peaches and lemon acid/juice to taste. Bring to boil once more, mix and puree. Add a few peach quarters to this, serve.
posted by Namlit at 3:28 AM on December 26, 2013 [1 favorite]

Ah, there you go! Stewed apricots are definitely a common addition; I wasn’t aware that apricots are considered a type of peach in English.
posted by wachhundfisch at 5:31 AM on December 26, 2013

Best answer: Found some great-looking versions of this on the interwebs - here's one -

posted by cartoonella at 6:34 AM on December 26, 2013

SORRY. You're right, Marillen definitely apricots, not peaches (what was I thinking). My excuses.
posted by Namlit at 6:37 AM on December 26, 2013

Another Austrian here. Yes, Kaiserschmarren. No peaches, though. While apricots are alright, the traditional fruit pairing, if any, is plums in the form of Zwetschgenröster.
posted by meijusa at 9:28 AM on December 26, 2013 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks all! Glad it could be tracked down. Kaiserschmarrn does, indeed, look delicious.
posted by threeants at 9:33 PM on December 26, 2013

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