Basic Tomato Sauce

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Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 2 kg ripe tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 60 ml balsamic vinegar
  • 20 ml sugar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200 °C.
  2. Place the chopped tomatoes onto a baking tray and drizzle evenly with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Sprinkle with the sugar and season very well with salt and pepper.
  4. Roast in the oven for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes, and allow the edges of the tomatoes to char slightly as this gives a delicious roasted flavour.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the baking tray.
  6. Blend the roasted tomatoes until completely smooth.
  7. Refrigerate or freeze the sauce until needed.

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