Have you got a glut of tomatoes? Is your greenhouse bursting at the seams? Is your kitchen covered with bowls of tomatoes?
If the answer is yes, then I have a fantastic recipe for you. It's so simple. Here is how to save loads of money and make your own sun-dried tomatoes.
First wash your tomatoes, then slice them in half and place them in an oiled roasting tin.
Pour over a good drizzle of olive oil. Add salt and black pepper. You can also add herbs for more flavour. Here we used a little dried oregano and some fresh basil leaves:
Now you cook them. You'll need to start cooking them in the morning (ideally on a day when you're planning on staying at home) because they take about 6-8 hours to cook at 100 degrees centigrade. We use our top oven for this.
You can tell when they're ready because they look soft and edible! Like this:
I don't know how long they will keep for because ours are always eaten up within a few days!
They are so sweet and DELICIOUS!
Our favourite way to eat them is in a simple pasta salad. The recipe for this is:
Sliced black olives
Home made sun-dried tomatoes
Grown-up recipes are a bit of a departure for Baby Baby, but I really wanted to share this one. Normal service will be resumed next time!