Puffy Cheese Strata

Another treat for breakfast. Make this for special occasions – Anniversaries, Birthdays, Saturdays, Sundays….you get the picture.

Using a 13″ x 9″ pan, use enough crustless bread slices to make a double layer.

You will need:

  • 1/2 lb. Balderson’s white cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 lb. Monteray Jack Cheese (extra for later)
  • 8 large eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Fresh parsley

Place one layer of bread in the baking pan.

Grate both cheeses and sprinkle 1/3 mixture over the top of the bread.  Add second layer of bread.

Blend the milk, eggs and cream until completely mixed and pour over the bread.  Top with remaining cheese.

Cover and refrigerate over night.  Take the pan out of the fridge and preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Bake, covered for 30 minutes.  Take cover off and bake another 30 – 45 minutes.  When done, it should be really puffy and just starting to turn a golden brown. Cut into 8 pieces and garnish with fresh parsley. Serve immediately.

To make this even more special, add some beautiful fresh fruit on the side. i.e peaches, nectarines, pears, and/or figs for example.


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