Tomato Tart
110-inch tart
110-inch tart
For the eincorn crust
For the tomato tart filling
Make the crust
  1. In the bowl of a food processor add flour and salt. Pulse to combine.
  2. Add butter and pulse until combined but not over-mixed, you should still be able to see pieces of the butter-chunks, (to mix by hand combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl then cut in butter with a pastry cutter).
  3. With the machine running, add ice water just until the dough holds together without being wet or sticky, not more than 30 seconds.
  4. Test by squeezing a small amount of the dough together if it’s still too crumbly add a bit more water, one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Divide dough in half and place each half on a piece of plastic wrap. Flatten into disks, wrap in plastic, and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. The dough can be frozen up to a month; thaw overnight in a refrigerator.
Make the filling, assemble the tart
  1. Preheat oven 350°F.
  2. Place garlic on aluminum foil or in a garlic baker. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, if using aluminum foil, encase garlic and seal edges well, and place on a small baking sheet.
  3. Roast in oven until golden brown (about 45-55 minutes) remove from oven & set aside.
  4. Raise oven temperature to 425°F.
  5. When garlic is cool enough to handle, squeeze cloves out of their skins into a small bowl. Mash with a fork and set aside.
  6. On a lightly floured work surface roll out the dough to a 13 inch round about 1/8-inch thick. With a dry pastry brush remove excess flour. Fit the dough into a 10 inch fluted tart pan with a removable bottom, pressing into the edges. Using a rolling pin or a sharp paring knife trim dough flush with the top end of the tart pan; chill tart shell until firm about 30 minutes.
  7. Spread the roasted garlic evenly on the bottom of the chilled shell.
  8. Sprinkle with a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese. Shingle the tomato slices in an overlapping circular pattern on top of the cheese. Working from the outer edge toward the center. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with remaining cheeses and drizzle with remaining olive oil.
  9. Reduce oven temp to 400°F and place tart on baking sheet in center rack of oven.
  10. Bake until crust is golden and tomatoes are soft but still retain their shape. Cook time is 45-55 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 20 minutes. Sprinkle fresh basil or arugula on top and serve warm.