(The Oatmeal Challenge continues! I will post more thoughts on it next Wednesday!)
We are having all of our tomatoes ripen beautifully, and oh my! They are so nice when picked right off of the vine! I’ve never liked tomatoes very much, but these? I love them! I’ve been coming up with ways to eat them that maintain their lovely flavor. This is one way we love! A flaky crust is baked in the oven and cooled, then it is topped with fresh tomato slices with salt and pepper and basil. So delicious and refreshing, yet so simple.
By the way, the crust is made from my biscuit recipe! Easy to do. 🙂
Rustic Fresh Tomato Tart
I made mine into two free formed tart shells. I think that next time I might make them into four small tarts as they will be easier to move without breaking them. I rolled these out on the baking pans as the dough is a bit fragile.
One batch of soaked biscuit dough (start the night before).
about 3 tomatoes, top quality (and never refrigerate)
Extra Virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
Egg wash (whisk together one egg, a splash of water and a sprinkle of salt) optional (it will be vegan without this)
Preheat the oven to 425
1-Divide the dough into 2 even pieces (or four, see note above), on 2 ungreased pans (this will be easier with a pan without sides), roll out into either squares or circles to about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Fold the sides over (about 1/2 inch) and crimp it like a pie crust, or leave it just folded over). Prick all over with a fork. With a pastry brush, brush the egg wash over the pastries (including the edges).
2-Place in oven (as much in the middles of the oven as possible) and bake for about 7 minutes and then switch pans in the oven, if on seperate racks). Cook for about 3-5 minutes more, or until the pastry is cooked through and lightly browned.
3-Allow to cool completely on the pan and then very gently remove to your serving platter. Top with thinly sliced tomatoes, salt and pepper it, and gently tear small pieces of fresh basil to top it. Drizzle with a little olive oil, if desired And serve!