Looking for the perfect make-ahead for Easter brunch? You can assemble the strata (which is like an Italian quiche, with cubes of leftover bread in place of the pastry crust) up to two days before brunch and bake it just before serving. Trim the bread’s crust for a neat and pretty dish, or leave it intact for a heartier texture.
This recipe is excerpted from Big Buy Cooking.
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Made this 2x over the 2017 holidays for a make-ahead breakfast dish. Cut the bread and cheese quantities by 1/2 and added 1 extra egg both times. Excellent.
Made this for New Year's Day brunch and it was a huge hit. This recipe is a keeper!
A strata's a strata's a strata, but in fact this one is a good combination of flavors. I used a pack of dried shitakes which held up well during baking. I guess it depends on how dense the bread you use it, but I probably will cut it down by about 1/4 to 1/3 next time. I like the two-layer structure.
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