Tomato_sauceOutdoor tomatoes make the best sauce - Roma and Beefsteak are perfect!



6kg ripe tomatoes

750g white sugar

750g brown sugar

50g salt

75g whole allspice (tied in small bags of muslin cloth)

750ml malt vinegar



  1. Cut tomatoes roughly in chunks.
  2. Place all ingredients into a large stock pot and boil all together for 3 hours stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove small bags of spice and when cool put through the food processor.
  4. Bring to the boil again for 30 minutes.
  5. Pour into sterilised bottles.


Sterilising bottles and jars

Sterilise bottles and jars by placing them in an oven heated to 120°C, for about 15 minutes. Keep jars hot until required. Lids/seals can be sterilised by placing them in a pan of boiling water. These can be left simmering until required. Pour contents into the bottles/jars while still hot and screw on the lids.

Makes a large quantity.

Abbreviations Used in Recipes

utensilst = teaspoon

T = tablespoon

ml = millilitre

g = gram

º C = degrees Celsius

cm = centimetre