New Years is no day to begin with cereal.This hearty breakfast pudding is the perfect cure for 2011s excesses. Prepare the savory starter the night before and bake in the morning. Before you get started print out our shopping list to make sure you've got everything and to set the mood turn to our music mix.
4 Half English Muffins/Bagels
1 Pounds Canadian Bacon
1 1/4 Cup Cheddar Cheese (sharp)
1/3 Cup Shaved Parmesan Cheese
8 Whole Eggs
3 Cup Whole Milk
1 1/2 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
2 Pinch Coarse Salt and pepper
1/2 Teaspoon Hot Sauce
Butter a 2-quart shallow baking dish (oval or square); set aside.
In dish, alternately arrange, cut side down, muffin halves and Canadian bacon.
Sprinkle with cheddar and Parmesan cheeses. Set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, a pinch of pepper, and hot sauce until combined.
Pour over muffins and bacon; cover tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate at least 2 hours and up to overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place baking dish on a rimmed baking sheet; remove plastic wrap.
Bake until puffed and set in the center, about 1 hour and 30 minutes. (Tent loosely with foil if strata starts to brown too quickly.) Let stand 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
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