C. W. Worth House Bed and Breakfast
Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata: Breakfast-Brunch
Prep time:20 minutes
1 Loaf of rustic bread such as Ciabatta, sliced
7 oz goat cheese, feta or combination of cheeses
8 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, remove leaves from stems
1 dozen Large eggs
3 1/2 cups Half and Half
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, to your liking
1/2 teaspoon Dried Thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degress. Butter eight 6-8 ounce ramekins. In a large bowl, tear sliced bread into 1" pieces. Chop rosemary leaves finely and sprinkle over bread. Over this, crumble cheeses. Toss gently with slotted spoon.
In medium bowl whisk together eggs, half and half, and spices. Mix well. Pour egg mixture into bowl with bread/cheese mixture and combine well by gently mixing with large slotted spoon.
Using a ladle, divide mixture evenly among ramekins filling 3/4 full. Put on baking sheet and into oven. Bake in middle of oven until puffed and golden, about 25-35 minutes. They will puff and turn golden brown in the last 5-10 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 5 minutes. Remove from ramekins with flexible spatula and place on plates.
Drizzle with creme fraiche over individual casseroles, sprinkle with paprika and top with extra sprigs of rosemary. Serve with bacon strips and broiled tomato. (Optional)