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Make Ahead Breakfast Bakes For Christmas Morning


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Makes 6 (in 1 cup ramekins) *Print Recipe here* http://bit.ly/2CqW2Lo

2 tbsp (30ml) Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spain
1 ¼ cup (190g) of leeks (white parts) sliced thinly into half moons
6 cups (1400ml) bread cubes from a rustic loaf, dried out
6 eggs
2 cups (475ml) heavy cream
3 tbsp (45ml) white wine (or the same in more heavy cream)
1 cup (240ml) grated Swiss Cheese (reserve ¼ cup for topping)
2 tbsp (30ml) chives, minced
fresh pepper to taste
4 slices Black Forrest Ham, diced

In a large skillet add olive oil and heat until hot. Add leeks and allow them to crisp up and turn golden brown in the oil, stirring occasionally. Drain with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.

Preheat oven to 375F (190C).

Cut bread into 1” (2.5cm) cubes. Place on baking sheet and bake at 375F (190C) for 15 minutes until golden brown and dried out. Allow to cool and set aside.

Spray 1 cup (240ml) oven-safe ramekins with baking spray, place on a rimmed lined cookie sheet and set aside.

In a large bowl add eggs, cream and wine and whisk to combine.

Add cheese, ham, cooled leeks, chives and freshly cracked pepper. Stir to combine.

Fold in bread cubes, making sure all bread is soaked in the egg batter.

Scoop out 2 scoops of the bread pudding mixture with an ice cream scooper into the ramekins. The first scoop should be more egg batter than bread, the second scoop more bread than egg batter. Sprinkle 1 tsp (5ml) of reserved grated Swiss cheese on top of bread cubes.

Group ramekins together on the baking tray, and cover as a grouping with foil. Place in refrigerator overnight or a minimum of 4 hours, to allow bread to soak up the batter.

The next morning pre-heat oven to 375F (190C) and remove foil and place tray with ramekins in oven for 25 minutes until bread on top turns golden brown. Then cover gently with clean foil and continue baking until egg is set for 10 minutes more. Serve immediately either in the ramekins or remove from ramekins by turning upside down and then right side up, and serve on a plate.

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  2. You inspired my “little sous-chef” to make a sweet version of this … we used pumpkin rustic loaf and eggnog instead of cheese… Added a little extra cinnamon, and BOOM.. New Christmas morning tradition… Ps it was Amazing!!…

  3. I went to make this and realized that you never mentioned the amount of bread cubes, making this an incomplete recipe. Please mention the amount of bread to use.

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  5. Oh Beth! I wish I was having a wonderful Christmas but unfortunately I caught a cold! I’m in punta Cana for the week and I’m supposed to be enjoying the warmth and sun but it’s been hard because of this stupid cold! Anyway, happy holidays to you and your family!!!!

  6. Thanks sooo much for this one! Definitely going to try it soon! And always appreciate that you always give an alcohol substitute! Happy holidays! Wishing you a safe and happy festive season and looking forward to a prosperous and yummy filled 2019! 😄🌌🎉

  7. This was delicious. We used a 9×13″ Pyrex, so the baking took quite a bit longer than the stated 35 minutes. I’d say it was probably closer to 50 minutes (since we put it back in a few times to make sure the egg was no longer liquid). I think the ramekins would also help with portion control, since everyone went back for more ;)

  8. That looks wonderfully delicious. I will have to try it. Have a great 2019

  9. Total failure for the part of the family…sort of. I put these together early Christmas Eve and they equaled 6 ramekins perfect…6 people would be here for breakfast! Three family members were here and the others would be coming later Christmas. So Christmas morning, I made coffee, put these into the oven and prepared a few other quick things. Told the boys (16 & 18) to take out of the oven when timer when off and headed to the shower. Just about the time I came out getting showered/dressed, the remainder of my group arrive but what the heck, I only had TWO ramekins left! Those two boys had decided to go ahead and eat while hot and they were so GOOD they each ate another! We divided the remaining two among the rest of us and I ended up cooking additional eggs/bacon on Christmas morning. Just what I was trying to avoid! Next year, I’ll double! They were wonderful, quick, and easy, and a big hit!! Merry Christmas!

  10. I just made them today in the morning. And it was a hit 🔥🔥🔥My parents loved it. <3 Your recipes are wonderful.