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Kirschenmichel served with vanilla sauce
|Alternative name(s)||Kirschenplotzer, Kerschemischel, Kirschpfanne, Kirschenmännla|
|Place of origin||Germany|
|Main ingredient(s)||Days-old bread, butter, milk, eggs, sugar, sour cherries|
Kirschenmichel (other names include Kirschenplotzer, Kerschemischel, Kirschpfanne and Kirschenmännla) is a traditional dessert of the German Cuisine, especially popular in the regions Palatinate, Baden-Württemberg, South Bavaria, Franconia and the southern part of Hessen. It is kind of a pudding and similar to Bread pudding and Bread and butter pudding.
The dessert consists of bread that is a few days old which is kneaded into a dough with butter, milk, egg and sugar. Sour cherries are folded into the dough and the mixture is baked in a casserole dish. Prior to serving the dessert is topped with vanilla, cinnamon, almonds and clove and is then served hot with vanilla sauce.
Traditionally a dessert it can also be found as main dish after an appetizer soup.
A similar dish popular in the south of Germany is Ofenschlupfer which consists of layers of aged bread and apple slices (instead of cherries) which are then soaked in a mixture of butter, sugar and egg. Some also add raisins and serve it with hot vanilla sauce.