Here is my new favourite recipe for tomato tart. Summer food is all about fresh ingredients, quick preparation and dishes that can be shared easily. Here we eat seasonal food only, which means tomatoes are a summer ingredient, and we like to make the most of them.
I was very happy when Eve Cardi sent me this recipe. Eve contributes to MFCH Magazine, and created a series of tomato based recipes for our July edition, and also this recipe for me to use here.
In this recipe she creates a base for the tomatoes with onions sautéd in olive oil, and the tomatoes over the top. I’d never used this combination before but I’m now a convert!
Below, you’ll find the recipe for Eve’s Tomato Tart. Let me know if you make it and how you find the combination of onions and tomatoes . Happy baking !
For five other delicious summer recipes from Eve Cardi using this season’s star fruit, get you copy of our Jul/Aug 21 issue!
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Resting time: 20 minutes
For the shortcut pastry:
2 cups (250 g) wheat flour
½ cup (100 g) butter (with some extra for the mold)
For the garnish:
2 red and 2 yellow onions
4 branches fresh thyme
3 tbsp powdered sugar
3 tbsp mustard
1 lb (500 g) tomatoes
Salt & pepper
To make the pastry, mix the flour and butter in a bowl with your hands, adding a little lukewarm water to form a ball. Set aside for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 360 °F (180 °C). Peel and finely chop the onions. Heat some olive oil in a hot pan and cook the onions with the thyme and sugar for 15 minutes. Season to taste.
Boil the tomatoes for 1 minute, peel them, remove the stems and cool in ice water. Drain, then slice them thick.
Spread the pastry on a floured surface before transferring it to your buttered mold. Make a few holes with a fork, and spread the mustard on. Evenly distribute the onions, then cover with the tomato slices. Finish with a drizzle of olive oil, and bake in the oven for 45 minutes (the tomatoes will look wrinkled and the pastry crispy). Enjoy!
Note: enjoy cold or hot – accompanied by a salad, it makes a great addition to a picnic basket!