British tomato season is in full swing and what better way to enjoy Summer dining than with this delicious recipe from Isle of Wight Tomatoes.
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 50 mins
500g mixed coloured beefsteak tomatoes, thickly sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
½ tsp chilli flakes
500g pack of shortcrust pastry
Plain flour, for dusting
250g Tunworth cheese, sliced
Couple of sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves picked
1 free range egg, lightly beaten
2 tbsp everything bagel seasoning (we like Halen Mon’s Polpeth)
Few sprigs of fresh parsley
- Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set it aside.
- Line a tray with a sheet of paper towel. Place the tomato slices on top. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and let sit for 10 minutes.
- Heat the butter, garlic and chilli flakes in a small pan on a medium heat. Cook for 2-3 minutes until fragrant.
- Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin, then cut out a 35cm circle using a dinner plate as a guide. Transfer to the baking sheet.
- Lay the Tunworth slices over the pastry, leaving a 5 cm border. Brush with the garlic butter, and top with the tomato slices. Sprinkle with the thyme leaves.
- Fold the pastry border up and over the tomatoes, overlapping where needed, and pinching to seal any cracks. Brush the pastry edges with beaten egg and sprinkle with the everything bagel seasoning. Bake for 35 minutes until the pastry is golden and crisp.
- Leave to cool for a few minutes, then sprinkle with the fresh parsley.
Isle of Wight tomatoes are renowned for their exquisite taste. Their secret ingredient to great tasting produce is their location. The Isle of Wight is one of the sunniest places in the UK, making it the perfect place to grow the tastiest tomatoes. Along with the rich soil and green fingered experts, it makes for the perfect combination to grow amazing produce. For more information visit their website.
Photo credit: thetomatostall.co.uk