Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Looking For A Light Summer Supper?
Ever get home from a Farmer's market and you have so many tomatoes,
you don't know what to do with them all?
Make this tart and serve with a Tomato, Basil , Red Onion and fresh Mozzarella Salad tossed with balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil!
A great place to pick up homemade Mozzarella is from Di Pasquale's .
Nothing better in the Summer then sun ripened tomatoes with basil and homemade mozzarella!
Tomato and Basil Tart
5 oz mozzarella, thinly sliced
4 large tomatoes, thickly sliced
1/2 red onion thinly sliced
10 basil leaves, coated in olive oil
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
sea salt and freshly ground pepper
for the pastry
4 oz flour
2 oz of butter
1 egg yolk
pinch of salt
1. to prepare the pastry, mix flour and salt , then rub in the butter and egg yolk. add enough cold water to make a smooth dough and knead lightly on a floured surface and place in a plastic bag and chill for an hour.
2. Preheat oven to 375. Remove pastry and allow to sit 10 min. and roll out to 8" round, press into an 8" tart pan. and prick with fork and bake for 10 min, firm but not brown. Reduce heat to 350.
3. Arrange the mozzarella slices over the pastry base, then a single layer of tomatoes, then the red onion, then the garlic and top with the basil. drizzle little olive oil all over. Sprinkle little salt and pepper.
Bake for 40-45 min. Serve hot.