This strata can be made for breakfast, brunch or even dinner and contains a little bit of heat courtesy of hot chile peppers.
Cook’s Note: To roast the chile peppers, broil, turning occasionally with tongs and leaving the oven door ajar to allow steam to escape, until the skins are blackened all over. Transfer to a bowl, cover and let cool. Peel, seed and chop.
Heat a drizzle of EVOO in a skillet. Add the chorizo and cook, crumbling with a wooden spoon, until browned. Drain off the fat.
Arrange the bread in a casserole dish. Top with the chorizo and then the roasted chiles.
Whisk together the milk, butter, hot sauce and eggs in a bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper; pour over the chiles. Top with the cheese. Cover and refrigerate at least overnight and up to 2 days.
To serve, bring the strata to room temperature and preheat the oven to 325ºF. Bake the strata for 1 hour.
Meanwhile, whizz together the sour cream, avocado and lime juice in a food processor and season with salt and pepper.
Top the strata with tomatoes, cilantro and dollops of the avocado sour cream.