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Mary Berrys tomatoe and cheese tart

Updated on March 25, 2013
Tomato and Cheese Tart
Tomato and Cheese Tart

Mary Bery tomatoes and cheese tart


  • 375g risen white bread dough
  • 1 large onion sliced
  • A little butter
  • 450g tomatoes
  • 375g Cheddar cheese sliced or grated
  • Salt and pepper
  • A little chopped fresh thyme
  • 8 slices short back bacon

Ingredients for the bread dough

  • 250g plain flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 30g margarine
  • 1 level teaspoon dried yeast or 30g fresh yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 150ml tipped water
  • 150ml tipped milk

Method of making the bread dough

  1. Mix together the flour and salt and rub in the margarine.
  2. Mix the dried yeast and the sugar into the water.
  3. Leave it in a warm place until quite dissolved and beginning to froth.
  4. If using fresh yeast mix it and the sugar into the water stirring to dissolve the yeast.
  5. It is now ready for use. Unlike dried yeast it is not necessary to wait until the mixture froths up.
  6. Add the yeast mixture with milk to the flour mixture.
  7. Mix to a pliable dough and turn on to a floured board.
  8. Knead well until the dough is no longer sticky, and is smooth and shiny.
  9. If the dough is a little soft, extra flour may be added, while kneading , but it is difficult to add water if too firm.
  10. Lightly grease the bowl and place dough in it. Cover, or place inside a large polythene bag.
  11. Keep away from draughts, and leave to rise until doubled in size.
  12. Turn on to a floured board
  13. and knead lightly to let out air and to make dough pliable again.
  14. The dough at this stage is referred to as "risen dough".

Method of making the Mary Berry Tart

  1. Roll out dough on a large, floured baking sheet into a 12 inch circle.
  2. If you do not have a large baking sheet make two small tarts.
  3. Fry the onion in the butter until soft.
  4. Spread onion over dough. Cover with the tomatoes including most of the juice.
  5. Cover tomatoes with the cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with salt,pepper and thyme.
  7. Arrange the bacon over the top.
  8. Cover and put in a warm place to rise for 15 minutes.
  9. Cook at Gas 7, 425°F, for 15 to 20 minutes until the edges are golden.
  10. Serve at once.

# Make sure that the bread dough is risen and light. When using yeast make sure that its fresh. Tomatoes should be red in color and firm.

# If you use the ingredients correctly then you will enjoy this delicious Mary Berry Tomatoes and Cheese Tart.


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      Mariea Jane 6 years ago from SRI LANKA, COLOMBO

      thanks for the comments and vote

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      Phoebe Pike 6 years ago

      This looks like it tastes amazing! I can't wait to make this.