I didn’t make this, Bert’s dad did. Me and Bert created masterpieces from dinosaur stickers while alarming and intriguing phases like ‘it’s taken a whole pat of butter!!’ floated through from the kitchen. I imagine he’s setting up a rival blog as we speak.
It’s a much softer, mellower tomato sauce than the usual. It was delicious.
Enough sauce to serve 6-8 people
2 tins of plum tomatoes and their juice
5 TABLESPOONS OF BUTTER!!!
1 onion, peeled and halved
Pinch of salt
A few torn basil leaves and grated Parmesan to serve
The tomatoes, butter and onion go in a saucepan with a little salt. Bring to a simmer and stir now and then to break up the tomatoes. Cook gently for 45 minutes – the sauce should be reduced and the tomatoes a thick pulp. Remove the onion.
Stir enough through cooked pasta to coat it thickly but not drown it. Top with a few torn basil leaves and a sprinkling of Parmesan.
Bert took a mouthful then stared dreamily into space. I asked him what he was thinking about – green, roaring dinosaurs of course!