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20kg tomatoes

Fresh basil leaves


Cooling time: 2 hours

Cut the tomatoes in half and place them in a large saucepan with just enough water to cover. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Allow the tomatoes and water to cool.

Put the tomatoes through a strainer to separate the skins and seeds from pulp

Place a fresh basil leaf in each sterilised bottle. Fill the bottles with pulp using a funnel and seal the lid tightly. Place the bottles in a drum of water and bring it slowly to boil. Simmer gently for 1 hour. (This can also be done in a pot or a saucepan or on the stove).

Makes 14 x 750 ml bottles of sauce.

 How to Sterilise Jars and Recycled Bottles

If you are buying brand new jars or using recycled bottles always get into the habit of washing the screw top lids and glass jars/bottles with warm soapy water. Rinse with fresh water and place glass jars/bottles on a tray and pop them into the oven at 120 degrees for 10 minutes until jars/bottles are completely dry. Wait for jars/bottles to cool before handling them or use tongs when taking them out of the oven. Label and date your jars/bottles and keep them in a dark pantry.


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