Friday, 26 July 2013

Vegetable and Sourdough Strata

YES that's not sourdough, cause believe it or not there was no sourdough at the bakery! >< Even at Woolworth's (Safeway) They didn't have any!!! (of course when we need it for a recipe its not there ><) Instead opted for baguette! :P  Not fussed, it was still yummy!! :3

Vegetable and Sourdough Strata (Recipe from 'Simply Heavenly Vol.2' )
Serves 4-6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 55-60 minutes

30g butter
1 red capsicum,cut into 2cm pieces
1 red onion, sliced
100g baby spinach
¼ cup roughly chopped basil
¼ cup roughly chopped parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5 slices of sourdough bread, each cut into 9 squares
125g block cream cheese cut into 1cm cubes
5 eggs
2 cups milk
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
½ cup grated tasty cheese

  1. Melt the butter in a large fry-pan and sauté capsicum and onion for 4-5 minutes or until soft. Add the spinach and cook until wilted, stir through herbs and season.
  2. Arrange half the bread in the base of greased 2 litre baking dish. Top with vegetable mixture and the cream cheese. Cover with remaining bread.
  3. Beat together the eggs,milk and mustard, then pour over the bread. Top with cheese and bake in a moderate oven 180°C for 45-50 minutes or until set.
Stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Strata can be assembled the night before and refrigerated until next morning. Allow to stand at room temperature for 30 minutes prior to baking.

ENJOY!  :)