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A way to help you create your own recipe

To understand how to create your own recipe, you will need to know what the basics are for egg strata. Once you have the basics, then you can add your own ingredients and create to your heart's content. Here are just the basics for you.
  • 1
    one egg per serving
  • 2
    one thin slice of bread per serving
  • 3
    one quarter cup of rich liquid, like half & half or cream, per serving

Herb & Cheese Egg Strata

Simple and basic

  • Serves: 8
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

This one is a favorite in my family. It's very simple and can be made the night before, ready to just bake in the morning.

Ingredients

  • 8 thin slices of bread cubed
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Parsley flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Basil flakes

Instructions

Butter a 9 x 12 baking dish. Place half the bread cubes in a single layer on the bottom. Add all the cheese on top of that, and top with the rest of the bread cubes.

Whisk together eggs, Half & Half, Parsley and Basil. Pour this mixture over the bread and cheese layers.

Place a sheet of plastic wrap over the whole thing and press the bread firmly into the liquid.

At this point, you can either seal the plastic wrap around your casserole dish and refrigerate until you are ready to bake, or remove the plastic wrap and bake right away.

Bake in a 325 degree oven for about an hour, until the eggs are set. Then allow to stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

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Start with the Bread

A main ingredient for your egg strata

I always make my own bread for my stratas. There are several reasons for this, but the main one is that I am not adding any preservatives or other chemical additives to my recipe. This is important in a world where we consume way too many dangerous stuff in the processed food we tend to eat.

My Bread Machine

The best one on the market in my opinion

I always make my own bread for all my stratas. Not only is it healthier, without preservatives and added chemicals, but it's then easier for me to cut into the sizes I need.
Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker 120 Volts

Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker 120 Volts

This is my bread machine and I use it daily, not only for bread but also for cakes. Yes, I make our families cakes in this machine!

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Cube the Bread

Layer on the bottom of your baking dish

A single layer of cubed bread goes on the bottom of your baking dish.

Variations of Egg Strata

Add in whatever you like between the bread layers:
Sausage, bacon, ham
Vegetable pieces
Fruit slices

All the Ingredients Ready for Baking

Your final step

Once you have all the ingredients in your baking dish, place a sheet of plastic wrap over the top and press the bread cubes into the liquid. Press down firmly. Then you can either refrigerate overnight so that you are ready to bake your strata in the morning, or bake it right away.

Fruit Strata Variations

This was a huge hit for Easter Brunch

I started with my own cinnamon raisin bread, used cubed cream cheese spread over the bread, added thin fruit slices (apple and pear) and added a quarter of a cup of maple syrup to the egg mixture.

When I served this strata, we topped it with maple syrup. Yes, yummylicious was the result.

Baking Dishes

Any option will work

The joy of learning how to make the basics of egg strata means that you can use any type of baking dish to make your own recipe. You can make a smaller amount and bake in a smaller dish. The choice is up to you.
Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart Oblong Baking Dish, Clear Pyrex Bakeware 4.8 Quart...
HIC Ceramic 13-Inch Lasagna Pan, Rose HIC Ceramic 13-Inch Lasag...
CorningWare SimplyLite 2-1/2-Quart Casserole with Glass and Plastic Lids CorningWare SimplyLite 2-...
Pyrex 3 Qt Oblong Baking Dish, Clear, 9 Pyrex 3 Qt Oblong Baking...
BIA Cordon Bleu Wavy 3-Quart Rectangle Baker, Red BIA Cordon Bleu Wavy 3-Qu...

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