Strawberry Strata

Strawberry strata are a baked fruit dessert. But it can be taken as breakfast or brunch. Basically and custard is prepared and bread slices are soaked in it and the fruit is added to it and baked slow in the oven.

A strata is an Italian dessert and strawberry can be replaced with any other berry or a mixture of berry can be used. Inspiration of this dish is from one of my favorite program in food network. This can be server hot or cold….

So my first contribution for MONTHLY MINGLE is Strawberry strata. I thought that these strawberry strata will perfectly suit this month’s theme “SPRING IS IN THE AIR”.

I bake this Strawberry strata whenever i find fresh strawberry in the farm fresh market. Fresh strawberry are found form the spring season though the entire summer. This is one of my family's favorite fruit desert which i bake often.....

Ingredients :

Cream cheese - 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup)
Ricotta cheese - 4 ounces (about 1/2 cup)
Eggs - 5
Milk - 1 ½ cup
Strawberries – 1 cup (quartered)
Honey - 1/2 cup
Cardamompowder - 1 teaspoon
Nutmeg powder – 1 teaspoon
Bread cubes – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 tablespoon

Procedure :

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

1. Bring all the ingredients to room temperature.

2. Toss the strawberry with sugar.

3. Place the cheeses in a large bowl and stir together.

4. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, mixing until completely incorporated before adding the next.

5. Now stir in the milk, strawberries, honey, cinnamon, and bread.

6. Pour into an 8 by 10 by 2-inch casserole dish.

7. Cover the dish with foil. Bake covered with foil for 45 minutes.

8. Increase the oven temperature to 400 degrees F. Remove the foil and continue baking for 30 to 35 minutes. Until the surface is golden brown.


  1. Wow...what a great dish. I'm not a great baker. your recipe is really good. would love to try it sometime.Thanks.

  2. hi this is my first visit to ur site..its grt...looking cool.........ur recipes r all good..

  3. hi, thanks for dropping by, you have lot of lovely recipes. will be regular now on. this is a nice entry. loved the color

  4. Hi sukanya
    u have a lot of wondreful recipes.nice blogs.loved the pictures of ur recipes.

  5. Wow u have a great collection of recipes.. The pics are beautiful

  6. hmmmmmmmm..looks yummy.. do u mind if i take a slice?

  7. A Nice dish and well presented. Viji

  8. Hi friends....

    Hay do try tastes good...

    Shanti Bhanu:
    Welcome to my blog....Thank u.

    Thank u.

    Thank u.

    Ayesha Seerin:
    Thank u.

    Maneka Nirmal:
    Hay i dont mind.........U can have it.

    Thank u.

  9. Hi Sukanya,

    I saw that dessert only yesterday on Giada's Everyday Italian and was thinking and it looked so yummy and look, you have the same dessert. It's silly I know but I think that that is so cool. Yours looks equally yummy.

  10. Your recipe is really good.

  11. Wow.................Great recipe.
    Thanks for sharing but we do not use egg so any alternate option for that?
    Good day.:)

  12. Hi Friends...
    Thank u.

    Thank u.

    Egg is added to hold the shape of the strata, so u can skip them..... the texture of strata will be semi sold. It will not loose the taste.

  13. Lot of sweets here,I want to stay more here for drooling over all ur recipes..
    U got a nice blog here.

  14. Sukanya, thats looks nice! can we do it in microwave?

  15. Hi,
    Kitchen Fairy
    Welcome to my blog kitchen fairy...
    Thank u for ur comment.

    No we cannot do it in microwave... Since it has to be slow cooked for a long time, Oven is the best..

  16. Just wonderful. Love the combination of aromas and flavors. Thank you for the entry!

  17. Anonymous30/7/09

    Can you make this in a crock pot? If yes, what would be the time and temp?



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