Yesterday I started my cooking event for this week: The VegHog's Tomato Festival and now it's time to get seriously cooking. I'm very excited about sharing different vegetarian tomato recipes this week. Remember to participate either with comments or blog posts, if you have lovely tomato recipes to share!
I made these easy balsamic tomato galettes as a snack. I recently bought the oak roasted balsamic and the oak smoked tomatoes by The Tomato Stall from the close by Isle of Wight, which are beautifully smoky and tasty products and they are directly starring in these galettes. You can also use smoked Cheddar for these in order to make them extra smoky. If you can't get the oak smoked tomatoes, substitute them with sundried tomatoes.
Here is my recipe for balsamic tomato galettes.
10 oak smoked tomatoes
1 garlic clove
3-4 heirloom tomatoes
1 tsp olive oil
3 tbsp oak roasted balsamic
50 g grated Cheddar
240 g puff pastry
Sprinkle of salt and ground black pepper
Purée the oak smoked tomatoes, garlic and basil into a paste.
Slice the heirloom tomatoes. Cook them for a couple of minutes in olive oil and then take them off the heat and add the balsamico.
Roll the puff pastry out and cut small round pieces from it with a cookie cutter.
Spread the smoked tomato paste onto the pastry circles and put some grated cheese on the top. Then add the balsamic infused heirloom tomatoes and sprinkle some salt and ground black pepper on the top.
Bake the galettes at 180 C for about 15 minutes until the pastry has risen and received some colour, enjoy!
I want to share this recipe with The Pastry Challenge hosted this month by Jen from Jen's Food and co-hosted by the United Cakedom blog. I noticed Jen's tweet of this yesterday and it came just at the right time. The theme for the July challenge are quick pastry recipes and I think that mine is quite quick to make with not too long baking time in the usually hot month of July.