Strawberry, Bacon and Goat Cheese Strata with Balsamic Syrup

Strawberry, Bacon and Goat Cheese Strata with Balsamic Syrup

This weekend is Mother's Day and over the next few days I will be trying out some new recipes for breakfast in bed for mom or a special brunch and up first is this sweet and savoury strawberry strata! (A strata is essentially a bread pudding where bread is soaked in a custard filling of milk and eggs and baked until it sets.) For this strata I was going for aspects of both sweet and savoury by combining strawberries with bacon and goat cheese. I start the recipe off with a loaf of King's Hawaiian Sweet Bread which is perfect as it's sweetness complements the strawberries! This recipe is super easy to make; once you have everything mixed up you simply need to bake it; anyone can make it for mom! The strata is finished off by topping it with fresh sliced strawberries and a balsamic syrup made by reducing balsamic vinegar and sugar until it thickens and it's sweetness and tartness perfectly complements the sweet and savoury strata.

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Strawberry, Bacon and Goat Cheese Strata with Balsamic Syrup
Strawberry, Bacon and Goat Cheese Strata with Balsamic Syrup

Strawberry, Bacon and Goat Cheese Strata with Balsamic Syrup

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Servings: 8

A sweet and savoury strawberry strata with bacon, goat cheese, pecans and a balsamic syrup.

  • 1 loaf King's Hawaiian Hawaiian Sweet Bread, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  1. Mix the bread, strawberries, goat cheese, bacon and pecans and place in a lightly grease baking dish.
  2. Mix the eggs, milk, honey, vanilla extract and nutmeg and pour it over the bread mixture in the baking dish making sure that all of the bread gets moist.
  3. Bake in a preheated 350F/180C oven until puffed and lightly golden brown, about 45 minutes, remove from oven and let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, simmer the balsamic vinegar and brown sugar over medium heat until it reduces and thickens, about 5 minutes, let it cool and then drizzle it over the strata when serving.

Option: Top with some fresh sliced strawberries and basil or mint.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 440, Fat 21g (Saturated 9g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 145mg, Sodium 550mg, Carbs 42g (Fiber 3g, Sugars 19g), Protein 18g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Medeja said...

Fantastic combination of flavors and colors!

Maria said...

Love the strawberries!

Giuliana Manca said...

Che bella, ha dei colori magnifici!!!

Librarian Lavender said...

This looks so delicious and I love the sound of all those different flavors together!

Alice // Hip Foodie Mom said...

oh my gawd, I love this!

Julie @ Table for Two said...

The perfect breakfast! Love all the strawberries!!

Ashley C. said...

I definitely need a slice of this for breakfast! Love all the goat cheese and strawberries!

naomi said...

I love the strawberry and goat cheese combination!

marla {Family Fresh Cooking} said...

LOVE all those strawberries!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough said...

Oh this is serious sweet, salty, get-in-my-tummy goodness!

Heather Christo said...

oh, this is crazy! it looks so good- I love the unusual pairings Kevin!

Jenny said...

I bet I would LOVE this! Great combo of flavors!

edie said...

Lovely! Where in the world do you get the sweet bread?!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

Looks amazing and I bet it tastes awesome too :)

Joanne said...

I would happily start off my day with this! What a beauty!

Gaby said...

Simply stunning! said...

Wow this looks so luxurious. I wish i could have a big piece of this. I love goat cheese.

Mai-Lis @ A Sunshiny Day said...

Oh wow, this looks AH-mazing! I usually don't put too much time into cooking breakfast because I'm usually too hungry but I may need to make an exception now!

Gloria Baker said...

Hi kevin, this look delicious.I love strawberries!

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