Saturday, July 28, 2012
And the Livin' Is Easy: Tomato Tart
Luckily, tomatoes are often best when they're not cooked, so we end to eat lots of tomato and cream cheese sandwiches, and tomato salads.
There's also something like this, which is ridiculously easy and comes together in less than half an hour, even though it looks like you labored over it. If you didn't want to be a cheater, you could make your own puff pastry, or use home-made pizza dough. But who wants to do that?
What are your favorite ways to use fresh tomatoes from your garden or farm?
Fancy Tomato Tart
tomatoes, 5-6, sliced about 1/4" thick and laid on paper towels to dry a bit
cherry tomatoes, 6-7, halved, for color
fresh basil, about 6 leaves, cut in chiffonade
fresh parmesan, grated, about 1/2 c.
puff pastry, 1 sheet, thawed! (takes about 40 minutes)
Preheat oven to 400F. On a sheet of parchment, roll out puff pastry a bit so that it's slightly larger than it was when you unfolded it. Bake pastry for about 15-18 minutes or until golden brown and puffed.
Remove from oven and sprinkle with a small amount of the grated cheese. Lay tomatoes in a decorative pattern on top of the pastry, pressing slightly so they don't fall off. Top with more cheese and fresh basil.