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pasta and tomato sauce recipe

pasta and tomato sauce Ingredients:

For the sauce

8 medium tomatoes

2 Cloves of garlic

3 tblsp of olive oil

Half a teaspoon of castor sugar

For the pasta

1 tblsp of olive oil

Salt and ground black pepper

6 Fresh basil leaves

Dressing Ingredients:

3 tblsp of olive oil

1 tblsp of White wine vinegar

1 teaspoon of clear honey

A pinch of dried herbs

A pinch of salt and ground black pepper


Boil a kettle of water and remove all the stalks of your tomatoes. Then use the tip of a knife and cut across the bottom of your tomatoes.

Then put all your tomatoes into a heat proof bowl and pour on the boiling water so they are covered.

Leave the tomatoes for a minute or two then fill another bowl with cold water. Then lift your tomatoes out of the hot water and move into the bowl of cold water.

Next lift the tomatoes out of the cold water and use your fingers to peel off their skins. starting where you cut them earlier.

Then cut each tomato into four, then cut out the middles. Then chop the outer part into small pieces and put into a saucepan.

Next peel the garlic and crush it. then heat the olive oil in a saucepan with the tomatoes and add the garlic and sugar and stir well.

Put the heat on your cooker to medium and cook the sauce for around five minutes.

Next white the sauce is cooking fill a large pan with water and bring it to the boil. Add a teaspoon of salt to the water.

When the water is really boiling add your pasta and stir a couple of times and let it come back to the boil.

Now turn down the heat so the water is just simmering. Then turn the heat under your tomato sauce right down low.

Cook your pasta for around 8 to 12 minutes (see packet). Then rinse your pasta under cold water and return to the pan.

Finally add a tblsp of olive oil to your pasta and stir in the pasta sauce. Chop the basil leaves and add to the pan.

It's now ready to be served.

This pasta and tomato sauce is a real favorite that toddlers just love and can be eaten with a spoon.


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