Recipe: Profesen

Profesen and Apfelkiachl are not as famous as the Kaiserschmarrn, but definitely just as tasty (maybe even better). Profesen are made out of thinly sliced white bread, filled with jam and apple rings, wraped up with a delicious batter and finally fried and sparkled with cinamon and sugar. Even when I think about it now, I get hungry and crave for some Profesen!

Profesen is a dish, which I deeply connect with my childhood. My grandmother always cooked a whole baking tray full of Profesen and we all ate from it. The thrilling thing about it was that no one ever knew which flavour was in it: apricot, plum or cranberry? But it didn't matter so much, because they all tasted good! With this dish, you can be a child again and can discover some suprises. 

Tipps for preparation:

Originally, Profesen were filled with plum jam. However, as I do not really like plum jam, we fill them with all kinds of jam. The ones I like best are filled with apricot jam and plum jam. Keep in mind that you should use a little more jam, when it comes to apricot jam, because otherwise you do not really taste it. At the same time you can use the same batter for preparing different kinds of fruits. Today we make Apfelkiachl, which are apple rings wraped in batter and then fried. However, you can also use apricots, plums or elderflowers and fry them with the same batter. 

Ingredients for 4 persons

  • A loaf of white bread, which already is 1 day old
  • Approx. 200 g flour
  • Approx. 250 ml beer
  • Salt
  • 2 eggs
  • Cinamon sugar
  • Icing sugar
  • Jam (we used apricot and plum)
  • Apples, peel them, remove the core, slice them and then marinate the apples with lemon juice
  • Rape seed oil for frying



  1. Seperate the whites from the egg yolks
  2. Mix flour and beer so you get a thick dough
  3. Beat the egg whites
  4. Add the yolks and the salt to the dough and mix it
  5. Den Eischnee unterheben
  1. Cut the bread in small slices
  2. Spread jam on the slice and put another slice of bread on top
  3. Cover the bread and apple slices with the dough and put it into the hot oil
  4. Fry the Profesen and the apples on both sides until they are golden brown
  5. Take them out of the oil and let them to drain on a paper towel 
  6. Sprinkle them with sugar and cinamon and serve 

They taste really delicious when you serve a scoop of vanilla or cinamon ice cream. Enjoy!

Eure Kristina