When Nancy and Bill came over the other day, they brought us two beautiful gifts from the garden: GORGEOUS heirloom tomatoes for Brad, and FIGS for me! The tomatoes were ripe and ready to eat, so I had to think fast!
I found this wonderful recipe at 101 Cookbooks blog for a Parmesan Crust! I had all of the ingredients, and fresh basil in the garden.
I did use all regular flour (no whole wheat), but followed the rest of the recipe. Heidi explains how to prepare the tomatoes with sea salt, and get all the moisture out with paper towels, so you don't end up with a soggy mess. It is beautiful with some slivered basil and a drizzle of your BEST olive oil!
Brad had his for dinner with a bowl of Italian Wedding Soup. He took a bite, and said, "Oh my GOD!" when the cheesy crust melted in his mouth.
I had enough dough for one square, and one smaller tart shell. Another friend was here and saw the empty shells after they were baked. She immediately said, "You need to SELL these! Put my order in for one next week!"
I'd LOVE your ideas on other fillings!