By Valerie in Australia on August 06, 2003
Photo by Bonnie G #2
Photo by Bonnie G #2
"I got this recipe from a very good friend of mine. I needed something quick and easy for Christmas Morning and Wow this was it. It tastes great. I left the Tabasco sauce out."
Serving Size: 1 (272 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Love this classic - this week I made it for a pot-luck breakfast. I cut the bread into circles with a juice glass and followed the recipe using a muffin tin instead of the baking dish. Baked in over at 350 degrees for 25-30 min."
"I made this for Christmas breakfast for my family, my parents and my brother. I, too, left the tobasco out. Everyone LOVED it. My brother even had a big helping - and he doesn't like bread (yea, I know *shakes head*: there's one in every family)"
"From the Best of Bridge, "Enjoy" cookbook. A definite winner."
"I have been making this for years; my mom passed this one to me. Did make some changes though. Instead of the ham I use corn beef. It spreads out nicely and gives it a nice taste. Also I don't use whole milk, just 2%, and enough just to cover the bread. I make this with the Land of Nod Cinnamon Buns (#22526) and a nice fruit salad. My girls demand this for Christmas"
"Loved this, it was perfect for our Thanksgiving morning breakfast. Had a LOT of company staying over and with all the prep work going on it was great to make this up the day before and then just pop in the oven the next morning. Made it following the directions to the letter and turned out great, and was enjoyed by all - plus it looked pretty too and since it was a meal in one pan, clean up was also a breeze. What more could you want."
"Wow! This was so easy and so good! Everyone loved it and asked me for the recipe! I'm gonna try it with different meats and cheeses next time like the other reviewers suggested. Thank you so much!"
"A recipe well deserving of 5 stars. I have been making this recipe for some time . I like the addition of the tabasco sauce and worcestershire which just adds extra flavor. Great for overnight guests. Love it!!!"
"This recipe was very good. I put the whole thing together Christmas morning. I was worried that I did not leave enough time for the dish to sit, but it was fine. I did not remove the crust from the bread before I put it in the 9"x13" dish (I only used 4 pieces). I put a little too much green peppers in the dish, but it was still good."
"My 1st experience with this dish is when my sister-in-law made it one x-mas. I got the recipe from her & have made it a few times since. This dish is very moist & fluffy with great flavours. The corn flake topping is a nice variation for a strata. I find I only use 10-12 bread slices & it feeds 8 servings in our household. I agree with the other reviewers, this a great recipe you should try at least once."
"I have been make this for over 20 years. Everyone loves it. I love the idea from Maryjane to make it into muffins. thank you for posting"
"I halved the recipe and cooked in an 8x8 dish. Enjoyed it but unintentionally doubled the ham and cheese as I didn't read the instructions before putting everything together. Still tasty, though."
"We have been using this recipe for years in my family for Christmas morning brunch. We got it from the "Best of Bridge" cookbook series, where I believe it originated. It is a delicious, labour saving brunch for a crowd. I use aged white cheddar cheese that I slice myself. I would discourage anyone from using the pre-sliced cheese wrapped in plastic-I just don't think you would get the same flavour. This year I somehow forgot to add the cereal and butter (I usually do that just before baking) and I hardly missed it. It does give a nice little bit of texture, though. Thanks for posting this recipe, Valerie in Australia. Now I don't have to haul my cookbooks out when I want to find it!"
"This has been a Christmas morning tradition in my family for as long as I can remember, close to 30 yrs I think... I remember that it was cut out of the Toronto Star newspaper originally, so it may have only been the last 25 years or so. ;) We usually have enough people to feed that we make at least double the recipe, and some times use 8x8 pans as well to vary the ingredients. We leave out the green peppers, and usually do a pan without the onions. My favorite has always been crumbled bacon in place of the ham, and my dad swears it's best with sausage crumbles. It is also good made without any meat but with lightly steamed asparagus instead for a vegetarian version."
"WOWWWWW!!!! It was wonderful. I had a houseful of overnight guests and this was met with ummmms and ahhhhhs the next morning. Very easy to assemble, the most time-consuming part was removing the crust. Next time I may get the bread with the crust already removed. I also want to try it for a luncheon with fresh asparagus and diced chicken or go spicey with green chilies. Thank you for the wonderful recipe."
"This was a delicious recipe, and one which worked well with the adaptations I made to meet the dietary restrictions of our family. I used egg substitute, skim milk and fat free cheese with very good success. I also skipped the butter & salt and merely sprayed the cornflakes with butter flavored cooking spray and the topping turned out nice and crispy. Our non-heart patient guests were non the wiser. Thank you Valerie for sharing your recipe which was so easily adapted."
"My Mom, myself and now my daughters make this every year for Christmas so it's become a family tradition- also good with thin slices of Canadian(peameal) bacon instead of ham. Love the convenience and taste."
"took this to Easter sunrise breakfast potluck, and it was the only 'wifesaver' that disappeared completely. It was awesome! Thanks for this!"
"A favourite of ours. Makes our Christmas morning breakfast easy and enjoyable. Letting it sit after it comes out of the oven works best - so it will set."
"We had this the morning after a family reunion at my Aunt Joanne's. All I can say is YUMMY!!! This was so good I'm drooling just thinking about it. It was hearty and just delicious. Enjoy everyone, I know my family did!"