25 Feb 2013

Best Basics #2 PIZZA SAUCE

There's nothing better than a lovely homemade pizza. It's one of the easiest and most fun dishes to make by yourself, with your family or friends. Kids love it and yes, adults love it just as much, it's always great to be able to add your personal touches to your food. It just makes us enjoy it more.

The two most important parts to Pizza are the dough and the sauce. There's no good Pizza without a lovely dough and a lovely sauce. You can add as many great ingredients it will always come down to how good the sauce and the dough are.

I have always loved tomato sauce and I found that to make a lovely Pizza you have to put a little bit of thought into the sauce too. Everyone thinks well let's just buy some sauce in the Supermarket because yeah that's easier and good I guess but as I said, it always comes down to the sauce and you'll want the base to be tasty for the whole meal to be amazing. right?

So I have created this Pizza Sauce which is really easy still but it's got some lovely fresh ingredients in it and some special things to it that make it even more tasteful and interesting.

My Pizza Sauce

1 can (250 g) tomatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp honey
2 gloves of garlic
1 twig of rosemary

to make the sauce, chop the garlic intorough pieces. 
heat up the oil in a pan and
add the garlic and the rosemary.
leave it for fry for about 1 minute then
add the balsamic vinegar and the honey
and lower the temperature.
after about 3 minutes add the tomatoes and
cover the pan and leave to simmer for about
10 minutes.
before using it, take out the rosemary and puree
the sauce (even when you've used pureed tomatoes.)
to make sure it's all smooth and lovely.
add some salt to taste.


1 comment:

David Ole said...

I will definitely be trying it out! Looks delicious! Would be amazing if you could also visit my blog. We could also follow each other if you like? Let me know what you think!