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Meredith Morton (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) prepares this strata, aka Morton Family Strata, for the eccentric Stone family in the movie "The Family Stone".
If you have seen the movie, you undoubtedly remember the scene where this strata is dropped all over the kitchen floor!
This recipe was originally provided in the DVD special features and has been adapted for the 'Read' Families tastes.
8 slices white bread
225g (8 oz) mozzarella, torn or sliced
400g (14 oz) tomatoes, sliced
375g (13 oz) mushrooms, sliced and sauteed
1 meduim onion, sliced thinly into rings
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 pinch garlic salt
sliced black olives
15 min › Cook:
1 hr › Extra time:
6 hr chilling › Ready in:
7 hr 15 min
Using a cookie cutter (or something similar) cut bread into shapes and then set aside. Keep the scraps.
Place the bread scraps in bottom of a buttered 13"x9" baking dish. Layer half the mozzarella over the bread.
Arrange half of the tomatoes and all of the onion rings and mushrooms over the cheese, then cover with the rest of the mozzarella.
Arrange the bread shapes on the cheese. Put slices of the tomato in the centre of each bread shape.
Combine slightly beaten eggs, milk, salt, oregano and garlic salt and pour over the bread.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and dot with olives. Cover. Refrigerate for a minimum of 6 hours or overnight.
Bake 1 1/2 hours in a 170 C / Gas 3 oven, or until knife comes out clean. Let stand for 5 minutes or until firm then serve.
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