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Multiplying strata recipe -- baking time?

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karykat Jan 7, 2013 06:57 PM

I'm putting together a strata for a potluck tomorrow. The timing will be a little critical. (Needs to come out of the oven at pretty close to a set time.)

I'm using a recipe I've used before but tripling it to go into a bigger pan for a bigger group. I have a 4 quart oval baking dish. So I was figuring on tripling or even making a little more than that.

I'm wondering if I need to adjust my baking time.

My recipe calls for about 45 minutes at 325 degrees.

In looking around the web I'm seeing most strata recipes call for 350 degrees. And some go quite a bit longer, like 50 to 60 minutes. Even at the higher temp.

Also, some recipes use quite a bit more eggs.

My recipe has 4 eggs for 2.5 cups milk. But I'm seeing one recipe with 9 eggs for 2 cups milk and one with 8 eggs for 2 cups milk.

I'm inclined to increase my temp to 350 degrees and figure on about an hour. Does that sound right? (Knife in center should come out clean. For logistical reasons this judgment will have to be left to SO.)

And do I need to worry about the egg/milk ratio or can I stop worrying about it. Maybe the bread soaks up everything so it doesn't matter?

Thanks!

  1. hotoynoodle Jan 7, 2013 07:18 PM

    i are confused. your tripled recipe winds up with just 4 eggs? or will you be using 12 eggs and 7.5 cups of milk?

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    1. re: hotoynoodle
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      karykat Jan 7, 2013 08:47 PM

      I should have explained better.

      I'll be using 12 eggs and 7.5 cups milk.

      1. re: karykat
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        magiesmom Jan 7, 2013 09:07 PM

        I would cook at 350 for an hour, maybe 70 minutes.
        7.5 cups of milk seems like way too much, btw.

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