I for one love my breakfast dishes. When they opened Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien in NYC I was so excited as it had my name, but also they serve breakfast all day.
Wanting for a while to make a strata, I decided on this particular one…you prep in the evening and put it in the oven in the morning…so easy.
(adapted from Fairholme Manor Inn, Victoria, BC)
10 slices French bread, cut into 1″ cubes
2 cups whole milk
1-1/4 cup ricotta cheese
2 tablespoons Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon cayane
Salt and Pepper to taste
4 cups chopped spinach
10+ small heirloom tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, gated
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking dish with butter. Place cubes of bread in dish to completely cover bottom and sprinkle bread with half of the Asiago cheese.
Place spinach evenly over bread. Whisk together all ingredients (except for the remaining Asiago cheese and tomatoes) then pour over the spinach layer.
Place tomatoes on top and then sprinkle with remaining Asiago cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.
Bake strata uncovered for one hour. Let stand for about 10 minutes and serve.