Kirschenmichel Bread Pudding

Kirschenmichel Bread Pudding
Kirschenmichel is a traditional bread pudding made with cherries, chocolate, cinnamon, and almonds.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Hesse
Region Hesse


  • 8 stale bread rolls
  • 2 cups milk
  • 5 ounces butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 8 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons Kirschwasser
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 4 ounces almond slivers
  • 4 ounces semolina
  • 1 packet baking powder, such as Dr. Oetker (or 5 tsp US baking powder)
  • 2 lbs pitted cherries


  • Soften the bread in the milk. Whisk together the butter, eggs and sugar and add the cocoa, Kirschwasser, cinnamon, almonds, semolina and baking powder.
  • Mix the soaked bread with the cherries and blend with the other ingredients. Pour the batter into a greased baking tin and bake in the middle of the oven (350 to 400 degrees F) for 15 to 30 minutes.