I crave the taste of real Italian food. So, after exhaustive research I have come up with a way to add some of that flavour back into cooking. It called "Stardust of sun-dried tomatoes". It is a powder made from the dried variety of sun dried tomatoes - not the ones in oil. It's easy to make, will keep for ages and versatile to use. Sprinkle some on top of savoury crepes with a light cream sauce, or add to soups, sauces, ragu or pasta dishes. Make plenty and give it away as gifts.
Warming them up is also an option if you have forgotten them in the oven and it has gone cold.
Keep this on hand! Wow! I gave this a few pulses in an electric food chopper and it worked perfectly. I didn't have any issues with the tomatoes not drying evenly or completely but I took them out of the oven after 2 hours. They went nicely on my pasta. I made a paste out of 1 Tbsp tomato dust, 1 Tbsp EVOO, and 1 Tbsp olive paté. It was delicious on pasta and on toast. Definitely a "must have" in the kitchen. Thank you for the recipe. - 21 Jan 2016