Torta Paesana (Italian Chocolate Bread Pudding)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 45 mins

Italian Bread Pudding typical from the area around Milano, my city. I hope you will enjoy it.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 13 ounces white bread (french or italian simple bread, better if one day old)
  • 7 ounces amaretti cookies or 7 ounces other dry cookies (bitter almonds macaroons, for example)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 12 ounces bittersweet cocoa powder
  • 14 cup Amaretto, di saronno originale (optional only if you use other cookies)
  • 3 12 ounces white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 14 cup raisins
  • 14 cup chopped nuts (or almonds)
  • 12 teaspoon grated lemon, zest of

Directions

  1. Soak cookies and bread in the milk overnight.
  2. The day after blend the soaked mixture in an electric mixer.
  3. Pour mixture in a medium bowl, fold in eggs and then the rest of the ingredients until well blended.
  4. Grease a 9 inches round pan and coat greased bottom and sides with some flour or breadcrumb.
  5. Pour mixture in prepared pan and bake in preheated oven (175°C – 350°F) for about 45 minutes.
  6. Serve cold.
  7. Enjoy!