I used to top this strata with cheese, but the three colors of pepper make it so beautiful that I eventually adapted to stir all the cheese through the eggs.
2cstale white breaddiced into 1/2 inch cubes
2T+ 1 T olive oil
1red1 yellow, 1 green bell pepper
1/3ccream or whole milk
1/2cshredded cheesesuch as Gruyere
1/4tfresh ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350F.
Chop the bell peppers into strips.
Whisk eggs in a bowl with cream, cheese, salt and pepper.
Heat 2 T olive in a frying pan over medium-high heat.
When oil is hot, sautee peppers until soft and slightly browned, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat.
Use additional 1 T oil to coat an 8-inch baking dish. Add bread and peppers to dish, distributing evenly. Pour egg mixture over bread and peppers. With a spatula, press the mixture down so that bread and peppers are mostly covered by the egg mixture.
Bake for 25 minutes or until center feels firm when pushed.