Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tomato sauce recipe

OK we have a big tomato harvest this year so I've made some sauce with the following recipe.

3.5 kg ripe tomatoes, I used Roma not too juicy nice and fleshy

1 chopped onion

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

1 cup sugar

1 cup white vinegar

A spice bag containing about 1 tbspn whole cloves, 1 piece of cinnamon broken up, 1 tbpsn whole peppercorns, anything else you fancy.


Wash and peel the tomatoes, remove cores and chop up. If they are juicy put them in a sieve to drain them before putting in a large saucepan or preserving pan. Mix in onion and cayenne. Bring to boil, simmer until tomatoes are soft (about 20 mins). Stir occasionally. Puree using a hand-held blender or put in a food processor.

Return tomato puree to pan, add sugar, vinegar and spice bag, bring back to boil and simmer for about 2hrs or until the mixture is reduced by about half. It should be quite thick.

Pour into sterilised bottles and seal. Keep in the fridge.

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