Acquafaba Kaiserschmarrn with apple sauce
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Kaiserschmarrn reminds me of my childhood a lot. My father’s family is Austrian so I grew up with a granny and great grandmother who both loved to spoil me with tasty national specialities. Actually, Kaiserschmarrn was my absolute favourite. The sweet taste and fluffy texture was just unbeatable.
After going vegan I knew that I wanted to create an A) plantbased version of this dish and B) one that is healthier than the original pancakes. Normally Kaiserschmarrn contains a lot of butter, egg, dairy and sugar.
I have to admit that it wasn’t easy, but now I’m finally ready to share a recipe with you that works quite well! The pancakes turn out really fluffy and the taste is great as well. Especially when served with homemade apple sauce!
- 300 gr rice flour (use spelt flour if you’re not gluten free)
- 3/4 can chick pea water
- 1/2 teaspoon guar gum
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
- 350 ml soy milk
- pinch of vanilla
- 5 tablespoons of xylit (I used the one from Xucker)
- 2 tablespoons of icing sugar (I use the sugar free alternative from Xucker)
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- pinch of salt
As a first step add all the dry ingredients (except the icing sugar) in a bowl and give it a good stir. Then add in a the wet ingredients (without the chick pea water) to the same bowl and stir it well using a wire whip. The dough should turn out really smooth and quite runny.
In a seperate bowl whisk the chick pea water (acquafaba) together with the guar gum until it has the same consistency as egg white foam.
Slowly combine your vegan egg white with the dough. Preheat a pan and layer it with some coconut oil. Use a big spoon and cover the pan with the first pancake. Bake until it’s golden brown on the first side. Flip over and do the other side. This will take you about 5 min for each side of the pancake.
Put the finished pancakes aside or in the preheated oven at 80 degrees C, so they will stay warm. In the end use a fork to break up the pancakes in little clusters. Sprinkle over the icing sugar as a decoration and serve it with homemade apple sauce.
For the apple sauce you just need to chop up 2 apples in pieces and cook them in a pan using some coconut oil and a splash of water. After 10 minutes add in 3 teaspoons of coconut sugar and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Let it simmer for another 10-15 minutes. You can eat it like this or transfer the mass into your food processor and blend it until you come up with a creamy apple puree.