Brunch for the Masses

Mollie does Brunch for the Masses in DC

Having done this party several times, it warms my heart to see my daughter Mollie duplicate it with great results.

Need advice on serving 10-80 people? I have all the facts, lists and recipes to feed the Masses.

Sunday Brunch Strata for the Masses

For:            8-10                                                    15-20
Mix:
                        6                   Eggs                                      12
                        2c      Milk or Half&Half                       4
                                    salt and pepper
Blend in:
                         3c      Cubed Fr. Bread (day old)      6
                         3c      Grated Cheese                              6
Melt in Saucepan:
                        5Tbsp         Butter                                    8
                        3Tbsp         Flour                                      6
                        ¼ tsp         Dry Mustard                     1/2
Add to Egg Mix
Blend in:
                         3c      Meat and/or Veggie               6
                                    (Ham, Bacon, Sausage)
            (Onion, Peppers, Mushrooms, Broccoli, Spinach)
        Favorite Combos: Sausage, Onion and Peppers, Broccoli and Cheese,
                                                   Spinach, Bacon, Onion and Mushroom
Bake 375°
                         1 Hour                                                       1-1/2 Hours
Dish can be made a day ahead and stored in plastic ziplock bags or baking dish.

CARAMEL PECAN FRENCH TOAST

1C       Brown Sugar
1/2C    Butter
2TBS   Light Corn Syrup
1C       Chopped Pecans
18        Inch Slices of Day Old French Bread
9          Eggs
2C        Half and Half
1Tsp    Vanilla
TOPPING
2 TBSP            White Sugar
1 TBSP            Cinnamon
½ Tsp              Nutmeg
Melt brown sugar, butter and corn syrup in saucepan.  Pour into bottom of 3Qt rectangle baking pan. Sprinkle with half of pecans.
Layer half of bread slices, sprinkle with half of TOPPING and remainder of pecans
Layer remainder of bread.
Mix together eggs, half and half and vanilla.  Pour over bread and press down bread with back of a spoon to absorb liquid.
Sprinkle remainder of TOPPING.
Chill for 8-24 hours
Bake, 350° for 30-40 minutes.  Make sure center is not mushy.
Let stand 10 minutes then invert pan on to serving platter.  Or invert slices on to plates when serving.
May garnish with more chopped pecans, serve maple syrup on side or dust with powdered sugar
Serves 8-12
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One thought on “Brunch for the Masses

  1. This website makes me happy….both because I can now get recipes from the Bates clan, and because I can attempt to serve these same recipes to the Bates clan at the tailgates when they come to Evanston this year to watch Sparty get trounced by Fitz and the Wildcats!

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