Sunday, February 27, 2011

Magical Marinara Sauce

We do love pizza a lot at Maison Baba, and next week when I get my new swanky Bosch oven, I'm sure to love it even more (because the current one has a nasty habit of burning anything unlucky enough to be in the corner).  One of my lovely work colleagues who I shall call Mrs. M, very kindly gave me a recipe for marinara sauce which she thinks is sheer perfection, so I decided to give it a whirl yesterday.  Naturally, I made a few tiny amendments to suit my personal taste, but the end result was gorgeous so I shall share my version with you.

Marinara Sauce for Pizza

1 x 300g carton of Crushed Tomatoes
60ml Water
1/2 tbsp Dried Parsley
1 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Dried Thyme
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
2 tbsp Olive Oil
1`tbsp Garlic Powder (or 5 garlic cloves, crushed)
2 tbsp Red Wine Vinegar
1 tsp Sugar
1 tsp Salt

Mix all of the ingredients in a large pot, bring to the boil and simmer for about 20 minutes until thick and soupy.

The sauce is ready!  Simply cool & keep in a tightly covered container in the fridge for up to a week, or freeze for up to 6 months.


  1. Ooh this is exactly what I needed :) Am v motivated to make my own pizza this week, graduating on from pita pizzas to proper pizzas and was gonna start googlin :) Thanks!

  2. I'm delighted to hear it - I'm going to repost my dough recipe tonight because I've started to make it in my Kenwood Chef with a dough hook & it's incredibly easy

  3. Yuuuuuum! Just got so hungry at my desk! Congrats on IBA shortlist too! See you in Belfast? :)

  4. Lee - myself & the lovely Likemamusedtobake are going, so we will definitely all meet up for a mojito or two...

  5. Funny! I'm thinking about giving up alcohol permanently, especially mojitos!