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Summer Tomato-and-Cheese Tarts

The sturdy and sleek Ankarsrum Assistent Original Mixer is the ultimate professional-quality kitchen tool. Featuring a powerful motor located in the base of the mixer and an adjustable steel arm that holds the roller with a separate scraper, this mixer can simultaneously roll and knead, making bread dough all the more approachable and easy to work with. Try it for yourself with these margherita pizza-inspired tarts filled with fresh, sweet tomatoes, creamy burrata cheese, and fragrant basil.


Summer Tomato-and-Cheese Tarts

Makes 12 servings



¾ cup (180 grams) whole milk½ cup (120 grams) water cup (75 grams) unsalted butter, cubed1 large egg (50 grams), beaten cups (531 grams) all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting2 tablespoons (24 grams) granulated sugar1 tablespoon (9 grams) kosher salt teaspoons (7 grams) active dry yeast


8 to 10 fresh Campari or plum tomatoes (about 226 grams), sliced¼ inch thick Kosher salt, for sprinkling4 tablespoons (56 grams) olive oil, divided2 (8-ounce) containers (452 grams) mini burrata cheese balls, drained2 cloves garlic (8 grams), minced½ teaspoon (1 gram) crushed red pepperGarnish: fresh basil, flaked sea salt


For dough: In a medium saucepan, heat milk, ½ cup (120 grams) water, and butter over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until butter is melted and an instant-read thermometer registers 120°F (49°C) to 130°F (54°C).
Place warm milk mixture and egg in mixer bowl with roller and dough knife attached. With roller resting on rim of bowl, mix on medium speed (3 o’clock) until combined.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, kosher salt, and yeast. Reduce mixer speed to lowest setting (12 o’ clock), and gradually add flour mixture. Increase mixer speed to medium-low (2 to 3 o’clock), and mix just until a dough forms. Adjust arm to about 1 inch from side of bowl; set speed to medium-low (2 to 3 o’clock), and set timer for 10 to 12 minutes. Dough will be soft, smooth, and elastic when ready.
Turn out dough onto a clean surface; knead 3 to 4 times, and shape into a smooth round.
Oil a large bowl. Place dough in bowl, turning to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
Lightly punch down dough. Cover and let stand for 10 minutes. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
Turn out dough onto a very lightly floured surface, and roll into a 16×12-inch rectangle. Cut dough into 12 (4-inch) squares; place squares about 2 inches apart on prepared pans. Cover and let rise in a warm, draft-free place (75°F/24°C) until puffed, 30 to 45 minutes.
Meanwhile, for topping: Place tomato slices on several layers of paper towels; lightly sprinkle kosher salt on both sides of tomatoes. Let stand for 45 minutes. Gently brush off excess salt and blot dry with paper towels.
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
Using a ½-cup dry-measuring cup dipped in flour, firmly press a 3-inch-wide indentation in center of each dough piece. Prick indentations with a fork 4 to 5 times. Brush dough pieces with 2 tablespoons (28 grams) oil.
Divide each burrata ball in half. Crumble or tear 1 portion of cheese into each indentation.
In another medium bowl, stir together tomato slices, garlic, red pepper, and remaining 2 tablespoons (28 grams) oil; spoon mixture onto cheese on each dough piece.
Bake until lightly browned, 12 to 15 minutes, rotating pans halfway through baking. Garnish with basil and sea salt, if desired. Serve warm.

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