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Tomato tart

I love making tomato tart because for me it means it’s the summer as I always make it when tomatoes are at their most delicious. This is one of my friend’s recipes from France. She lives in the countryside and grows the most scrumptious tomatoes. It’s easy to make and is fresh and healthy.

What you will need:

A tart tin
3 or 4 tomatoes
Herbs (your choice I used thyme)
Dijon mustard
Cheddar or emmental cheese

For the pastry:

200g flour
100g butter (it’s easier if it a bit soft)
50ml of water

Pre-heat your oven to 180C.
You can buy ready made short crust but it is very easy to make. Put your flour and butter in a bowl and with your fingers rub them together. Once the two ingredients have been completely combined add the water and mix until it forms a ball.

Sprinkle a bit of flour on a clean work surface and roll out the pastry with a rolling pin until it will fit your tin. Lay it in the tin and poke it with a fork.

Cover the pastry base with Dijon mustard and then lay your sliced tomatoes on top. Sprinkle with herbs, salt and pepper and then cover with grated cheese. I love cheese so I put quite a lot, you can put as much or as little as you want. Put the tart in the oven for 30 minutes.

It’s nice to have with a green salad and a nice glass of wine.

I’ve got some tomato plants growing on my windowsill, so let’s hope the sun comes out again and I can eat my own yummy home grown tomatoes.

Mel

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