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Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata Recipe

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This recipe for Goat Cheese, Artichoke and Smoked Ham Strata, by , is from The Family Cookbook Project Sample Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

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Added: Wednesday, September 14, 2005


2 c. whole milk
1/4 c. olive oil
8 c. 1-inch cubes sourdough bread, crusts trimmed
12 oz. soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 3 cups)
5 large eggs
1 T. chopped garlic
1 1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
2 T chopped fresh sage
1 T chopped fresh thyme
1 1/2 tsp herbes de Provence
12 ozs. smoked ham,chopped
3 6 1/2 oz jars marinated artichoke hearts, drained, chopped (about 2 1/2 cups)
1 c. (packed) grated Fontina cheese
1 1/2 c. (packed) grated Parmesan

Preheat oven to 350. Butter 13 x 9 glass baking dish.

Whisk milk and oil in large bowl. Stir in bread. Let stand until liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.

In blender mix together next set of ingredients.

In a bowl mix together the Fontina and Parmesan cheeses.

Place half of bread mixture in prepared dish. Top with half of ham, artichoke hearts, and cheeses. Pour half of cream egg mixture over.

Repeat layering.

Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover, chill.

Bake uncovered until firm in center and brown around edges, about 1 hour.

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I always serve this at our annual Champagne Christmas Brunch.




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