French Toast Strata

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“Layer by layer
Inch by inch,
Soaking up the zest
Of every pinch.
Enveloped in simplicity
This was sure a catch,
My french toast today
Found its match”.
3 eggs
¼ cup milk
1 teaspoon butter or margarine
2 slices of bread
1 cup green pepper, sliced lengthwise
½ cup onions , sliced lengthwise
½ tomato, deseeded and diced lengthwise
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cumin powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ cup salad leaves
½ cup grated gouda cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
Pre-heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
Mix the eggs, butter and milk with some salt and pepper and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. Add onions, peppers, tomato, paprika, cumin powder, salt and pepper and sauté lightly for a minute or two. Make sure the vegetables don’t get too soft. Remove from heat.
Take a baking dish. Dip a slice of bread into the egg mixture and place it in the dish. Cover the slice with the vegetable mixture, and sprinkle some grated cheese. (you can also add some pork or chicken sausages to this layer for a meaty touch). Put a second layer with the second slice of bread dipped in the egg mixture. Pour the remaining egg mixture on top so that the slices are properly soaked in egg. Sprinkle some pepper and shredded salad leaves on top, and cover with the rest of the grated cheese to finish off the layers.
Bake for 40-45 minutes, or till the egg is completely cooked. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.