Submitted by: Wolfgang Puck

A sweet seduction of sugared pancakes and strawberry sauce.
  • Yields 1 1/2 cups sauce
  • Details


      Kaiser Base

      • 4 large egg yolks
      • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
      • 1 container (8 ounces) crème fraiche (1 cup)
      • 2 tablespoons dark rum
      • 2 tablespoons California flame raisins, plumped can substitute California Natural or Golden raisins
      • 1/4 cup flour

      Strawberry Sauce

      • 1/2 pound fresh strawberries, hulled
      • 3 tablespoons sugar
      • 1/2 whole star anise
      • 2 teaspoons orange zest
      • Juice of 1/2 orange (about 1/4 cup)
      • 1/4 cup dry white wine
      • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice


      • 3 egg whites
      • 3 tablespoons sugar
      • Soft unsalted butter; for brushing
      • Sugar; for coating pans
      • 1 pound fresh strawberries; hulled and halved
      • Powdered sugar; for garnish


      Kaiser Base

      Can be prepared up to 1 day in advance. In mixer bowl fitted with wire whisk, combine egg yolks and sugar. Mix on medium speed until pale yellow. Add crème fraiche and rum; continue to mix until smooth. Drain and toss raisins with flour and fold into egg mixture.

      Strawberry Sauce

      Can be prepared up to 3 days in advance. Combine all ingredients in medium saucepan; bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes. Remove mixture from heat and cover with plastic wrap. Allow to stand for 10 minutes. Transfer to blender and process until smooth. Strain through fine-mesh strainer into container; store in refrigerator until ready to use.

      To Assemble

      Preheat oven to 425°F.

      Brush four 6-inch sautépans with butter and sprinkle with sugar. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk egg whites to soft peaks. Add 3 tablespoons sugar and continue to whip until stiff, but not dry. Fold into the Kaiser Base. Spoon into pans. Bake at 425°F for 12 minutes.

      To Serve

      In a medium saucepan, reheat Strawberry Sauce. Add reserved fresh strawberries and toss until well coated. Divide among 8 individual plates. Remove Kaiser Base from oven; immediately, divide evenly and scoop on top. Dust with a little powdered sugar and serve.

      Nutrition Facts Per Serving

      Calories 240 (33% from fat); Total Fat 9g (sat 4g, mono 3g, poly 1g, trans 0g ); Cholesterol 120mg; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 32g; (Dietary Fiber 2g; Sugars 25g; ); Iron 1mg; Sodium 40mg; Calcium 62mg; Potassium 257mg

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