Making Tomato Sauce for Homemade Pizza

This is my garlicky tomato sauce. Pretty pungent on its own, but a match made in heaven when spread on pizza as the tomato base. Easy to make, just laborious to de-skin and de-seed the tomatoes. Well worth the effort. In fact, I make a big batch and store it in the freezer and defrost a portion when I make my pizzas.

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Ingredients
2 tbsp olive oil
1 large chopped onion
1 chopped garlic clove
6 large chopped, de-skined and de-seeded fresh tomato
1 tsp dried basil (I have also used fresh chopped basil)
1 tsp dried oregano
1 dried bay leave
2 tbsp tomato paste (approximate, adjust to taste…optional)
1/2 tsp sugar (adjust to taste)
salt (optional, to taste, I don’t add salt in my sauce)
pepper (optional, to taste)

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1. Heat the oil, add the onions, garlic, basil, oregano and saute until the onions are soft and transparent.
2. Add tomatoes and bay leave until the tomatoes are cooked and soft
3. Remove the bay leave and blend the mixture in a food processor or liquidizer.
4. add other ingredients to taste and simmer for 30 minutes or until the paste is relatively dry.

Your pizza tomato sauce is ready.

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