If anyone is wondering what’s happening to my past post recipes and they look a little incomplete- you might be right in thinking so.
There is some problem with the easy recipe plugin I have and some of the text and all the pictures under the recipe part of my posts are somehow not showing on the site. The recipe are complete in my drafts, but on the site they do not appear complete.
Take the last post, for example. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Pizza. The recipe is incomplete. It’s there in my drafts- complete with all the instructions but it doesn’t show on the site. I am working with the plugin guys and hopefully this problem should be resolved soon. But in the meanwhile if you are planning to make anything from the blog and feel it is not complete, do let me know and I will mail you the recipe till all this gets sorted out!
Amidst all this confusion, I really wasn’t going to post today. But my friend has been bugging me to share this recipe I made over the weekend. A cherry tomato gratin.
I finally got enough cherry tomatoes from my garden to make a dish. I really resisted the temptation to eat all of them raw so that I could make a dish with the produce from my garden. Even though it was tough, I finally managed to save quite a few for a dish. And I chose last Saturday to try something out.
But I was confused what to make. And to make matters worse, there was hardly anything in my refrigerator, so I had to restrict the recipe to one that would only use cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese and bread. Garlic could be added. Plus, it was the weekend, so it had to be something easy. Real easy!
I found this recipe on freshtart.com and it fit the bill perfectly.
This is a simple dish to put together, with not too many ingredients. And its really good. The roasted cherry tomatoes are just perfect with the crunchy bread. The baked bread cubes become croutons and the cherry tomatoes provide the perfect tang, and are all juicy and ready to burst once baked. You can add a salad or a piece of grilled chicken to make it a complete meal. Though honestly, this on its own was complete for me!
- 3 slices of whole wheat bread, cut into cubes (original recipe calls for french baguette but all I had on hand was whole wheat bread)
- 250 gms small cherry tomatoes
- 3-4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 3 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 tsp. dried parsley (or any other herb you like)
- 1 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus 3 tbsp mozzarella cheese
- ½ tsp. kosher salt, or to taste
- 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Lightly oil a 8.5″ by 5.5″ dish.
- In a large bowl, toss the bread cubes with the tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, parsley, cheeses, and salt and pepper.
- Scrape the mixture into the baking dish and bake in the center of the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the bread cubes are browned and crisp and the tomatoes are very tender.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.