This recipe was shared by our Monday dessert lady at Curves in Manoa, LeeAnn.
"This puffy, cheesy, baked egg dish known as a strata is a rise-and-shine favorite. Whether you want something to serve on a holiday morning or any time you need a company-fancy breakfast recipe, it's sure to be an easy crowd-pleaser!"
6 slices white bread
2 Tbs. butter, softened
2 cups shredded Colby Jack Cheese
2 tsp. all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
6 eggs, lightly beaten
instead of 1 (4.5 oz.) can chilies, drained, LeeAnn used chopped ham, onions, and broccoli. I would add 1/2- 1 cup up of each ingredient or a little more if you like. Make sure the ingredients are covered with egg and milk mixture.
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Coat a 9x13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
Butter 1 side of each slice of bread and arrange butter-side up in a single layer in prepared baking dish.
In a medium bowl, combine remaining ingredients; mix well and pour over bread. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bake strata for 45 minutes, or until fluffy and golden.