Don’t you just want to dive right into this…in all of its straight out of the oven fluffy cheese and egg glory??
I know I do…even though I just did, and I’m really full! But this wonderful egg bake that Heather made for Easter brunch will settle flat in about 15 seconds, so now is the time! Sliced up, it’s a great way to satisfy your whole Easter brunch crew, and it can bake away while the Easter egg hunt is going on.
Grapefruit and mimosas are a good pairing!
The recipe is super simple and is prepared the day before.
10 slices Pepperidge Farm white sandwich bread, cubed
1 lb. grated cheddar cheese
8 eggs, beaten
4 cups milk
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
Grease a 9×13 baking dish. Alternate layers of bread and cheese. Mix remaining ingredients together and pour mixture over layers. Refrigerate overnight. Bake uncovered at 325˚ for 1 hour.
It should look like this before baking. Count flavor not calories! 🙂
A tip from my wonderful chef: the Pepperidge Farm bread is a key ingredient, and other bread doesn’t work as well. Heather kept this egg bake kid friendly, but don’t be afraid to add any pre-cooked ingredients such as ham, peppers, onions, sausage, or anything else you can dream up. You could also experiment with different kinds of cheese. Let us know what you come up with!
When we heard that Denny’s was featuring a Hobbit-inspired menu in honor of the upcoming Peter Jackson movie The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, we were so in.
The Hobbit Hole breakfast. Yum!
I had the Hobbit Hole Breakfast. The menu describes this as “two eggs fried right into the center of grilled cheddar bun halves. Served with two strips of bacon and crispy hash browns topped with melted shredded cheddar cheese and bacon.” I describe this as pure deliciousness. To really take it to the hobbity extreme, substitute a Shire sausage for the bacon. You’ll be glad you did.
Rich had the Build Your Own Hobbit Slam. He chose the pumpkin patch pancakes, seed cake French toast, Shire sausage, and eggs. He tried to order egg whites, but I told him a real Hobbit would go for sunny side up. Everything was super yummy, especially (in my opinion) the poppy seed French toast.
Seed Cake French Toast.
Denny’s Hobbit menu is only available for a limited time, so hurry in for breakfast. And second breakfast. And elevenses. And luncheon. And don’t forget tea, dinner, and supper.
As Bilbo would say, “I would give a good deal for the feel of a strong drink in my throat, and for a soft bed after a good supper!”
I just wanted to offer up a few hard boiled Easter eggs that our 3 sons colored, as an Easter morning treat! We’ll be eating the egg whites shortly….sprinkled with salt and pepper and a touch of hot paprika. Here’s hoping you get a few of your own. Enjoy some time with your family!