Sunday, July 17, 2011

Easy Baked Omlette

I love Sundays. Sundays are all about 10:00 am (or, 11:30 if you are me..) coffee and homemade breakfast. Today's breakfast was my quick and easy version of my grandmother's 24-hour omlette which has been a Christmas tradition in her household—and mine—since she was a little girl.

 You'll need:

two slices of bread (I chose wheat for health reasons) 
skim milk
grated cheddar cheese
two eggs
2 tsp. ground mustard
salt & pepper to taste
a small baking dish

1. Pre-heat the oven to 345

 2. Butter both sides of the bread, cut off the crust, and then cube

3. butter or spray (with a little bit of oil) your small baking dish and line the bottom with the bread cubes

4. Sprinkle with the shredded cheddar cheese

 5. In a separate dish whisk two eggs, milk, mustard powder, salt, and pepper together. Pour mixture over the bread cubes making sure the bread soaks up the liquids.  

6. Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the edges are brown and crunchy.


*note- this recipe also works great as a french toast base. Just substitute cheese and mustard for vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Equally delicious!

As a bonus, I leave you with a picture of my National Archives kitchen find—Rulers of the Kitchen. Yes, that is my beloved Julia Child's face and a breakdown of "rulers" of the kitchen on it. I couldn't resist.

Have a great week!


  1. I want to make this. Maybe I will sometime this week. How much milk will I need? Thank you for sharing! Breakfast foods are my favorites, so I always enjoy collecting breakfast recipes.

    Um. And I love Julia Child. She was such an amazing woman.

  2. That sounds like a great brekfast idea! I'll have to give it a try soon. Thanks for posting it :)