Salty bacon, melty cheese, and a whole lot of fresh herbs and egg custard, my Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Strata recipe will give you the breakfast you deserve.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Black pepper to taste
7cupslightly packed baguette / french stick cut into 2 cm /
1inchcubes(preferably slightly stale)
10slicesof bacon, cooked
2cupsgrated cheddar cheese
Parsley, finely chopped for garnish
Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Place the bread in a large bowl and pour in the egg mixture, cheese and cooked bacon. Gently fold together and set aside in the fridge for an hour or until all the egg is soaked into the bread. (I leave mine overnight in the fridge for really good soakage)
To Cook: Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
Grease a 21cm/8″ springform cake tin. Pour the bread mixture into the cake tin, pat down the bread cubes to compress and scatter over a little more bacon and cheese if you have it. Cover loosely with foil.
Bake for 25 minutes, then remove the foil and bake for a further 10-15 minutes or until firm to touch in the middle. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before removing the springform and cutting into slices to serve.