1 1/2 cups Grated Cheeese (white cheddar is our favorite)
1 1/2 cups Whole Milk
6 Large Eggs
To Taste Black Pepper, Oregano, Mustard Powder
Butter, or if you prefer, use non-stick spray on 6 small ramekins. Butter one side of bread, and place a single slice with buttered side up in each ramekin. Generously pepper each slice of bread and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of cheese. Beat milk with eggs and add oregano to taste. Pour over the cheese and bread in the ramekins. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
In the morning uncover and place in a cold oven. Set to 350° and bake for 30-40 minutes or until puffed and golden brown. Remove from baking disk and serve immediately.
Instead of individual ramekins, arrange bread in buttered 9x13 baking dish.
Add diced ham or sausage, onion, green pepper, or mushrooms to taste. Place these ingredients on top of bread, but under cheese, prior to covering with egg mixture.