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


  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!