Tomato Tart

Usually what happens when the school holidays roll around is that I have much more time to devote to blogging.  Well, not so this time.  My dreamy plans of long walks, boozy visits, vigorous runs, lazy lunches and plentiful posts were dashed to pieces by both unfortunate unforseen circumstances and underestimated study commitments.  It was, in the end, a rather fraught couple of weeks and I’m actually now rather glad to be back in the  bustle of the classroom for a “break” from it all.

I still had to eat though.  And I still made sure I ate damn well.  So one upshot of my hectic holidays is a backlog of recipes to share.  Hooray for bright sides!

A simple one to start with.  Ate this every day until the pastry ran out.  🙂


Tomato Tart

Ready made & rolled puff pastry


Basil leaves



Optional – blue cheese

  • Cut the rolled pastry into a circle or rectangle big enough for you or how ever many you are feeding.
  • Slice the tomatoes thickly and place onto pastry layering slightly and keeping a couple of centimetres from the edges.
  • Tuck some torn basil leaves in here and there.  Season and sprinkle the cheese over the tomatoes if you are using it.
  • Brush the edges of the pastry with milk.
  • Bake in a 210 oC pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until pastry has risen and tomatoes and cooked through.

9 thoughts on “Tomato Tart

  1. beautiful — our tomato plant in the backyard is still going crazy so I’d love to try this for dinner one of these nights!

  2. Planted toms out this week. Look at that tart, man…

    Hope you get some respite from the frantic-ness soon. Always good to lose oneself in work when home is too busy!

  3. mmmm cheese, pastry, tomatoes – and so simple but so gorgeous – sound like just the thing for busy times – I am imagining you curled up asleep in the corner of the classroom enjoying your respite while paper planes fly overhead

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