19 September 2009

Make Your Own Sun-Dried Tomatoes

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:
Feta cheese
Sliced black olives
Home made sun-dried tomatoes
Black pepper

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!



  1. They look really yummy, bet they taste great on pizza or bruchetta too, thanks for sharing.

  2. They look great, but I have 3 bushes full of green tomatoes and they are showing no signs of turning!!!!

  3. Have I told you lately that I love your blog ?

    And I've tagged you with an award over at mine !

  4. Now I'm hungry - this looks gorgeous!

  5. yum! i always roast ours, then peel and make in to a soup! lovely x

  6. Lorraine, that's a great idea, we'll soon have enough tomatoes for another batch. Yum.

    The Mad House, oh no! Have you tried picking them and sticking them on the window sill to ripen?

    Mwa, mmmm indeed :-)

    Muddling Along Mummy, aw, thanks x

    The Woman Who Can, they are sooo good!

    Mrs OMG, mmm, that sounds gorgeous! I've never had much success making tomato soup, please please please can I have your recipe? x

  7. These look great, Sandy! Our tomato crop was sad this year, but you've already made me eager for next summer!

  8. Melissa, our tomatoes are still going. I think we'll get one more batch out of them this year. :-)


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