We've entered the stage of MoFo where I completely veer from my plans and just go with the flow (mostly). I was trying to think about what I wanted to do for this blog, when I caught this beauty on a recorded episode of Best Thing I Ever Ate. It was the one with dishes as good as Mom's cooking. Well, Wolfgang Puck described these decadent, eggy Austrian pancake things called kaiserschmarrn. What follows is the most defeating and hysterical account of recipe making I've ever encountered.
|kaiserschmarrn on a bed of strawberry sauce|
My second attempt, I just modified my own pancake recipe. I added yogurt for an egginess and baking powder for the leavening. Something went horribly wrong and it tasted bitter. I started chewing it, but it just fell out of my mouth because it was so horrible. As in...my jaw unhinged because I couldn't even process how bad it was. Era was laughing at me.
By this time, I pledged I would lock myself in the bedroom if I didn't get a pancake out of this. So I went back and did it again. I think it was a success. Don't ask me if it tastes like kaiserschmarrn because I've never had it before. It tasted like an eggy pancake. I think if I make this again, though, I'd use the Vegan Brunch omelet as a reference. I'm thinking silken tofu would get more of the texture needed.
Tomorrow is another Mandy Moore day! Hooray! For now, I have geology and English to do. Hope everybody had a great weekend.