This is the next post in my series of "Things I Did With My Shower Gifts".
Today's posts features the following gifts:
- Chicago Metallic Professional 3-Piece Value Pack with 2 Cookie/Jelly Roll Pans and Cooling Grid - 2 sets, 1 from Aunt Sherry and Kim, the other from Cousin Gloria.
- Oven Thermometer from Aunt Sherry and Kim
- Silpat 11-5/8-by-16-1/2-Inch Nonstick Silicone Baking Mat from Aunt Peggy
- Krups 203-42 Fast Touch Coffee Grinder, Black - From Adam's friend Zack
- Ball 4OZ Canning Jars - From Cousin Julie
We used these gifts to make a delicious Sun Dried Tomato powder. Actaully we made two flavors, one from Beefsteak Tomatoes, one from Jubilee, both from my garden!
This might seem like a lot of work but it is literally only about 20 minutes total of active work time and that includes cleaning up.
- Preheat the oven to the lowest temp you can set it. For me, this was 170.
- Line your sheet pans with a silpat or parchment paper.
- Cut the tomatoes as thin as you possibly can and lie them on the lined pans. One tomato should cover an entire sheet pan.
- Sit them in the oven.
- After 6-10 hours you will have these paper thin dried tomato slices. They are so sweet and delicious! But try not to eat them all right now.
- We asked for the coffee grinder to use as a spice grinder since we didn't want to mix spices with coffee. Load up the 'spice grinder' with your dried tomatoes.
- Process them into a fine powder.
- And store them in air-tight jars
Enjoy on pizzas, caprese salads, pasta, etc.