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Tomato Charlotte


Dish of cooked tomatoes with bread, either as a breadcrumb topping, or as a casing in the manner of apple charlotte or summer pudding.

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Tomato Charlotte

Serves: 4

1 lb Tomatoes, skinned and sliced
2 Teaspoon Sugar
1 Tablespoon Fresh basil, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
4 oz Fresh white breadcrumbs
2 oz Butter

Butter an ovenproof dish and put a layer of tomato slices in it. Season with a little of the sugar, basil, salt and pepper. Cover with a thin layer of crumbs and dot with small pieces of butter.
Repeat these layers until all the ingredients are used up, finishing with a layer of crumbs dotted with butter.
Bake at 180 °C / 350 °F / Gas 4 for 30 minutes or until the top is brown and crisp.

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