Monday, December 10, 2012

Real Recipe: California Cheese Strata

California Cheese Strata
Real California Dairy Recipe Contest Winner, Sabrina R
INGREDIENTS (serves 4)
12 slices white bread, crust removed and cut into halves
2 cups (230g) grated Real California Cheddar cheese
3 cups (700 mL) nonfat Real California milk
1 cup (240 mL) liquid egg substitute
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon dried sage, crushed
1-1/2 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
  1. Spray a 13x9 inch (33x23 cm) baking dish with a nonstick vegetable cooking spray. Line the dish with half of the bread slice, overlapping to make them fit and top with half of the grated cheese.
  2. Combine all remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Pour half of the liquid mixture over the bread and cheese in the dish. Continue layering and cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap. Then refrigerate for several hours or overnight before baking.
  3. Remove from the refrigerator 2 hours before baking. Preheat oven to 325F (170C).
  4. Place the strata in the preheated oven and bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes , or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to stand for five minutes before cutting.

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