Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Strata

Ingredients

6 eggs

1¼ cup milk

¼ tsp salt

Black pepper to taste

7 cups lightly packed baguette / french stick cut into 2 cm /

1 inch cubes (preferably slightly stale)

10 slices of bacon, cooked

2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Parsley, finely chopped for garnish

Nutrition

Servings: 8

Calories/Serving: 216

Nutrition: One slice provides approximately: 216 calories, 14 g protein, 6 g carbohydrates, 16 g fat (7 g saturated), 147 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium.

**Provided to the Wheat Foods Council by Gemma Stafford, Bigger Bolder Baking

Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Strata

Directions

  1. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. 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)
  3. To Cook: Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Garnish with parsley and enjoy!