Five Ingredient Cheese and Bacon Breakfast Strata Cake

Strata, breakfast casserole, savory french toast bake or bread pudding.

It doesn’t matter what you call this, it’s totally delish, it’s something a little different and requires just FIVE ingredients – bacon, eggs, cheese, milk and bread. It tastes like a cross between a quiche, french toast and an omelet!

Ingredients

  • 10 oz / 300g bacon, diced
  • 6 eggs
  • 1¼ cups milk (full or low fat)
  • ¼ tsp salt (ordinary table sale) or ½ tsp sea salt flakes or kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 7 cups (lightly packed) baguette / french stick cut into 2 cm / 1 inch cubes (preferably slightly stale)
  • 2 cups grated cheddar cheese (Note 1)
  • Parsley, finely chopped (garnish – optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non stick pan over high heat. (Use a bit of oil if not using non stick). Add all but 2 tbsp of bacon (reserve for topping) and cooked until lightly browned. Remove from the fry pan and drain on a paper towel.
  2. Whisk the eggs, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Place the bread in a large ziplock bag. Pour in the egg mixture, 1 1/2 cups cheese and cooked bacon (reserve the uncooked bacon). Seal and massage the egg into the cubes. Set aside in the fridge for at least 30 minutes (until all the egg is soaked into the bread) or overnight.


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