Last October I stayed at an Austrian B&B near Salzburg. The Alpine looking home reminded me of my favorite TV show “Der Bergdoktor“. It was late afternoon, so I searched online for Restaurants near me, where I could eat some Austrian cuisine. An hour later I had a nice dinner with a Palatschinken Austrian pancake as a dessert
The Racklwirt Guesthouse was very close, in fact in walking distance from my B&B. At this Guesthouse I had the best Austrian pancake dessert, the Palatschinken, filled with vanilla ice cream.
Once back home in my kitchen I had a some time and the cravings for sweets, I prepared this delicious sweet Austrian pancake dish.
What is difference between AustrianPalatschinken and the French Crêpes?
This is what I found out: In the Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia, the dessert is also known as Palatschinken. The recipe of the pancake batter is the same as that of French Crêpes. However, when preparing the Crêpes, only a thin layer of batter is added to the pan, and just as much, so the bottom is covered. The Palatschinken pancake is therefore thicker.
There is a large variety of filling and toppings. Chocolate syrup, jam, or ice cream. The latter can also be served on the side with some whipping cream and fruit. Let your imagination and tastebuds play.
I use some mineral water for the pancake dough, which makes it particularly fluffy due to the carbonation. Can be drizzled with chocolate syrup or apricot jam.
Whisk together the flour, eggs, milk and salt in a bowl.
Beat to a smooth dough.
Now heat the butter in a pan.
With the help of a ladle pour some batter into the pan.
Spread the dough evenly by swirling the pan.
Fry the pancakes on one side until it has a golden brown color.
Now turn the dough over and let the second side turn golden brown as well.
Keep warm until ready for further processing.
Fill the pancakes with chocolate sauce (or jam) and fold them up.
Optional: Can be filled with vanilla ice cream or place it on top or on the side.
Drizzle pancakes with the chocolate syrup.
Fill the Palatschinken Austrian pancakes with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream, fold them up. Add the chocolate syrup on top of the pancakes and serve. Serve with fruit and whipping cream (or ice cream) if you like