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12 October 2013

Sweet Egg Pancakes With Berries (Frittata Dolce Con Frutti di Bosco) & Sant' Andrea of Brixen/Bressanone

I call this the prim and proper version of kaiserschmarrn, that shredded pancake from South Tyrol (Südtirol/Alto Adige) that I am so crazy about. But technically, you will encounter this in South Tyrol as frittata dolce or omelette in the menus in the dessert section right next to kaiserschmarrn. They're both sweet omelettes served with fruit compote. They're meant as dessert in the alps but being hefty servings, I usually get them as a mid-afternoon snack after a long walk in the mountains. It's a nice and comforting reward I give myself after tiring myself out walking. If I lost some calories along the mountain trails, I am entitled to collect them back from one delicious plate, right?

I can only count with the fingers how many desserts I like and this is one of them. It's somehow a cross between an omelette and a pancake because of the presence of flour. It uses a lot of eggs, separated, egg whites beaten so the frittata comes out fluffy and absolutely divine!

In South Tyrol, these frittate dolci are usually served with cooked apples & cranberry compote on the side. I partnered it with a berry compote because I am particularly fond of it. Experiment with other tastes, that's the beauty of cooking and eating.

Here are a couple of pictures I took last July in South Tyrol. The church in the picture above is in the town of Sant'Andrea in the municipality of Brixen/Bressanone. It's at the beginning of the road going towards Passo delle Erbe/Würzjoch, one of the beautiful mountain passes in the Dolomite mountains. The next picture is a view from the same road.

If you are interested in the recipe, please click on this link because I created this one for She Knows, a site where I create recipes aside from my blog. Click on this link if you would like to see the list of recipes I have there.

Thanks and have a wonderful weekend!