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Christmas morning breakfast bake

by Karen Burns-Booth
Christmas morning breakfast bake

Christmas morning breakfast bake

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A wonderful breakfast bake that is the perfect way to start the day on Christmas morning – crisp bacon, herby sausages, sun-dried tomatoes and baby spinach give this breakfast bake a festive look and taste which is all baked in a lightly spiced egg and milk mixture. This can be prepared the night before ready for popping into the oven on Christmas morning, thus giving you an easy, tasty and hassle-free celebration breakfast, or brunch, depending on what time you get up! Using a2 Milk in this recipe means that this is suitable for those who are slightly lactose intolerant too.

1
Add the rapeseed oil to a large frying pan and gently sauté the bacon, sausage, onion andgarlic for about 5–8 minutes until the bacon is crisp and the sausages are cooked. Add the spinach and cook until it is wilted, for about 2 minutes
2
Add the chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the mixture and set aside
3
Mix the milk with the eggs and season to taste with salt, pepper and the smoked paprika
4
Scatter the baguette cubes over the bottom of a large baking dish, and top with half of the spinach mixture
5
Top with the remaining baguette cubes and spinach mixture and then pour the egg and milk mixture over the top
6
Push the bread down into the egg mixture, cover and allow to sit for at least 2–3 hours (or overnight)
7
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
8
Bake uncovered for 45–50 minutes, until the bake is puffed up and golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving
 

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