Since I've started making my own pizzas, I have to make my own tomato sauce, it just wouldn't seem right not to. You could use this to make anything else that requires a tomato sauce, but I do tend only to use it for pizza.
Because this is always made for pizzas I bulk prepare and freeze individual portions using silicon cupcake cases, they hold the perfect amount for one pizza and are easy to pop in the freezer. When you need one you can just grab one out of the freezer and it only takes an hour if that to defrost ready to use.
- 1 onion
- 1 clove garlic
- small bunch of basil
- 800 g of tomatoes fresh or tinned
- 1 tsp rapeseed oil
- In a medium sauce pan heat the oil and fry off the garlic, onion and basil leaves
- Add in the tomatoes and bring to the boil
- Simmer for about 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened