Last week I stopped in at the Red Apple on Hastings and they had some wonderful looking mini plum tomatoes so I decided to pick some up and have a go at making my own.
I cut them in half and laid them out on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper.
My oven has a drying setting on it so I set it to low drying which is 140, if your oven does not go that low, put it as low as it will and prop the door open a little . I left them in the oven for 3 hours and then turned the oven off and went to bed.
|After sitting in the oven over night|
I then turned them all over and put them on for a further 3 hours at 140 after which they were exactly the right texture.
They were just the right texture dry but still pliable. I did not salt them at all which apparently helps the drying process, but I sometimes find sun dried tomatoes a little salty. I was very pleased with the results and I will be doing more of these, especially when the tomatoes are in full season and I can pick them up cheap. Though strictly I guess I should call them oven dried tomatoes, but it really does not sound as good.