This custardy, bready, cheesy strata is a wonderful choice for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. A simple recipe and easy bake. Take 1 part milk, 1 part eggs, 1 part grated cheese (your choice), 1 part your choice of add-ons like spinach, fresh herbs, green onions, sauteed mushrooms or ham, and 2 parts crusty bread, cubed in 2 inch pieces. The bread should be pressed in a measuring cup to make sure the previous ingredients are balanced. You'll also need Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
Once you have your ingredients organized, take a large bowl and add bread. In a separate bowl blend eggs and milk. Then add cheese and add-ons. Blend gently.
In a casserole dish, drizzle one of the following infused olive oils and spread evenly: Garlic, Basil, Rosemary, Herbes de Provence Gremolata or any one of our fresh extra virgin olive oils. Place bread in casserole. Pour remaining ingredients on the bread. Cover with foil and place in 350 degree oven for about half an hour. Uncover and continue baking for another 15 minutes until the top is golden brown. Remove from oven to rest and cool for 5 minutes. Serve with extra olive oil.
*INSPIRED BY EPICURIOUS
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