Swiss cherry bread pudding

Description

This cherry bread pudding is good for dessert or to accompany a cup of hot chocolate for an afternoon snack. Very comforting after a brisk walk in the crisp mountain air.

Ingredients

3 1⁄2 T butter
1⁄2 c sugar (white sugar)
4 sli bread
1 1⁄2 c milk (hot)
3 egg
1 pn nutmeg (grated)
1 T lemon zest (finely grated)
1⁄3 c hazelnuts (ground, can be other nuts)
1 cn cherries (drained, pitted sweet cherries, 16 oz can)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a medium-sized round baking dish with 1/2 tablespoon (15 g) butter. Sprinkle 2 Tbs (30g) sugar.
  2. Place bread into a large bowl, pour over hot milk then add butter and beat until smooth; incorporate remaining ingredients and blend thoroughly.
  3. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Serve warm.

Notes

Reserve 4 cherry halves for decoration. Whip 1 cup heavy cream to soft peaks. Garnish each serving with whipped cream and top with a cherry half.

The Swiss name for this dessert is chriesibragel.

Yield
4 servings
Preparation time
40
Cooking time
20
Total time
1 hour