We made this for a brunch with friends and while it could serve 8 "polite" people, the four of us almost finished the whole pan. The flavors were really deep and rich. Served with side of bacon and a simple green salad, and a little champagne of course! it was a perfect brunch. The recommendations to bake for an extra 5-10 minutes were a big help!
I made this, exactly as written, and it was excellent. The flavors are more complex than your average strata. Next time I will let the bread dry out a bit more to help absorb liquids better. Will definitely make again.
Don't hesitate to make this, it is fabulous! I made this for Christmas morning with Sweet/spicy bacon and rosemary home fries...Yummy! I skipped the garlic (personal preference) and subbed Fontina cheese as I am not a fan of swiss. Baked it probably 5-7 minutes longer than the recipe said.
My mother-in-law makes a strata (bread, milk, cheese, etc) for Christmas each year and I am not a fan. This strata is not your mother-in-law's strata. The white wine, garlic, and broth really elevate what is usually a simple breakfast dish. Made this for a bridal shower and everyone asked for the recipe. I made no alterations other than cooking in a deeper, shorter dish. Cooking time was still about an hour.
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I thought this was the best strata I have ever eaten. I love the wine and the chicken broth rather than the milk. I wouldn't change a thing on this recipe. I have served this 3 times now and it always gets rave reviews.
Excellent recipe to serve for brunch. Our company raved, and it was convenient ,as the prep happens a day ahead.
It's been in 10 extra minutes, and it's still not set in the middle. :(