Dissatisfaction with the quality of sun-dried tomatoes available led to experimentation with home-drying. The results are splendid. Such a simple, easy but slightly lengthy process has an almost alchemical effect on the tomatoes.
Preheat the oven to 150°C/300°F/Gas 2. Lightly moisten a baking sheet.
Halve the tomatoes and scoop out the seeds. Arrange the tomato halves, flat side up, in a single layer on the baking sheet. Sprinkle carefully with coarse salt, coarse pepper and a very small amount of sugar