Recipe: Tomato Sauce

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Nothing beats a good home-made sauce like this one that’s free of all artificial flavouring and colouring


  • 5-6 large tomatoes, diced
  • 1 rasher bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • half a pint (285ml) stock
  • bay leaf
  • 1 medium carrot, diced
  • half a teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 oz. (13g) butter
  • half an ounce (7g) flour
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Put the butter in a saucepan over a gentle heat to melt
    2. Add the carrot, onion and bacon then toss but do allow to brown
    3. Add the tomatoes and carefully simmer for about 5 minutes
    4. Add the flour and bay leaf to the stock, blend and stir in to the tomato mixture
    5. Simmer over a gentle heat for a further 30 minutes, stirring occasionally
    6. Strain the mixture through a sieve, add the sugar, and season to taste with salt and pepper


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