Scrambled Pancake, Kaiserschmarrn recipe, Smarni

Scrambled Pancakes (Kaiserschmarrn or Smarni)

Scrambled Pancakes (Kaiserschmarrn) are Austrian dessert that also is very popular in Hungary. We name “Császármorzsa” (Emperor’s mess) or “Smarni”. In my childhood my mother made this when we wanted eat some dessert, but she did not time to bake. She (and the traditional recipes) added milk to Smarni (Scrambled Pancakes), but I think it is better with double cream.

Scrambled Pancakes (Kaiserschmarrn) are special pancakes. This fluffy, shredded pancakes are simple to make and only needs a few ingredients.

Scrambled Pancake

Scrambled Pancakes (Kaiserschmarrn or Smarni) Recipe

Scrambled Pancakes are special pancake and only needs a few ingredients. These pancakes are fluffy and shredded, really emperor dessert.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Hungarian
Keyword: easy, pancake, quick
Servings: 2 people
Author: Myreille


  • 3 eggs
  • 200 ml double cream
  • 5 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • (homemade) apricot jam
  • sugar


  • In the large bowl whisk the eggs with the double cream.
  • Add the flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, pinch of salt and mix it well.
  • In the large pan melt the butter. (Over medium heat.)
  • Pour the egg mix into the pan and slowly stir it.
  • Stir continuously and tear the pancake into bite-sized pieces.
  • Fry the Scrambled Pancakes (or the Shredded Pancakes) until become golden brown.


We eat the Scrambled Pancakes with sugar and homemade apricot jam.