Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 10 slices stale white bread

  2. 1/4 cup butter, softened

  3. 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  4. 3 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  5. 8 eggs, beaten

  6. 2 cups half-and-half cream

  7. 2 cups milk

  8. 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  9. 1/4 teaspoon paprika

  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

  11. 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

  12. 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

  13. 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

  14. 1 teaspoon mustard powder

  15. 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  16. 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Spread butter onto one side of each slice of bread. Cut into quarters. Lay half of the bread, butter side down, in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Top with half of the Cheddar cheese and half of the Monterey Jack. Layer the remaining bread over the cheese, and top with the other halves of the cheeses. In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs, half-and-half, and milk. Stir in the brown sugar, salt, pepper, cayenne, onion powder, mustard powder, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the cheese and bread. Cover, and refrigerate at least 6 hours, preferably overnight. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Bake the strata uncovered for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Slice and garnish with fresh parsley.


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