Most supermarkets sell these as "Sunblush Tomatoes". This recipe is based on Nigella Lawson's, who calls them "Moonblush Tomatoes" because she dries them in the oven overnight.
1lb/500g cherry tomatoes.
1 teaspoon sugar (preferably caster sugar)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt in grinder (or 1 teaspoon table salt)
Olive oil to store
- Preheat the oven to 240C.
- Halve the tomatoes and arrange in a single layer on a baking dish. Sprinkle over the sugar, oregano and olive oil. Grind over the salt, ensuring all tomatoes are covered - approximately 7 grinds. (If using table salt, sprinkle over.)
- Place the baking dish into the very hot oven, close the door firmly and switch it off. Leave overnight. DO NOT OPEN THE OVEN FOR AT LEAST 12 HOURS.
- Next morning, decant into a container and refridgerate.