Wednesday, 14 March 2012


It is the start of Autumn here and that means lots of things but one is its time to make a years supply of Tomato sauce. My brother has an amazing veggie garden and dropped off 9 lbs of home grown tomatos yesterday and now I have it all bottled up and ready to tuck away for the coming year. Here is my mum's recipe. It is really delicious and very simple. I made a half batch but here is the recipe for a full version converted from pounds so the measurements may look a little strange. My whole house smells like my childhood now its lovely.

Vanessa's Tomato Sauce

9 kg of tomatos, roughly chopped
85 grams Garlic
1.58 kg's Granny smith Apples roughly chopped
170 grams Salt
1.13 kg's sugar
25 grams cloves tied up in muslin
25grams chillies
852 ml white vinegar

Boil Tomatos, Apples and Garlic for 1 hour
add Salt, Sugar and Spices, boil for 1 hour
add Vinegar and boil for 1 more hour
Heat glass jars in the over until very hot to sterilise.
Bottle sauce when still hot.
Place bottles on a wooden board to prevent cracking the jars.
Seal tight leave to cool before rinsing.

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