This Brazilian breakfast treat is usually served around Christmastime. Being soaked overnight, it makes for a festive holiday brunch item. Cooking the toast long enough for the outside to get crispy still leaves it with a custard-like interior that melts in the mouth. This recipe comes from Chow, by Aïda Mollenkamp. I haven't tried this recipe yet, but I may try it with less oil on a griddle, and although a topping is not mentioned in the recipe, I might use chocolate syrup and whipped cream. Pretty rich, but it is holiday fare after all. nt (not tried)
Someone gave me this recipe a few years back and it's become a household favorite. You can use mild, medium or hot salsa depending on your taste. I usually serve it with Spanish rice and Mexican-style canned corn. Very easy and quick!
I was looking for an easy and fast Mexican casserole and I got a few ideas from a couple recipes here on Zaar and then added my own touches and ingredients. This is an extra creamy casserole, just delicious! And this is a very versatile recipe. Use whatever type of meat you'd like, delete the onions for an even faster prep time, add jalapeños, etc. Delete the tortillas and it is an awesome enchilada filling or even an appetizer dip.
A throw-it-together and pop it in the oven supper. Use more chili powder or add hot sauce if you really want to spice it up!
I just want to add: Many people who have tried this recipe have had to cook it longer than I have specified. A hint: I always use a casserole dish with a heavy tight-fitting lid. I sometimes presoak my rice in cold water for 10 minutes or so. Hope this helps! =) Barb
PS...To Freeze : Cool, portion and freeze in a ziploc bag.
To reheat: Thaw, place in a covered casserole dish and bake until heated through.
I was going to make chicken enchiladas and realized I didn't have tortillas so I switched it up a bit and came up with a Mexican Lasagna instead. It's a big hit and always requested in my house. I was honored to have it Published in SeptOct Issue of Taste of Home Simple & Delicious...pg 56!