400g tin whole peeled tomatoes, chop the tomatoes by hand
grated (I added 2 grated baby marrow too)
salt and pepper
pinch of sugar optional
Fry the onion, garlic and celery until softened in the oil, add the tinned tomatoes, chopped, grated vegetables, tomato paste and simmer for 40 minutes.
Add the rest of the ingredients to taste, then add the meatballs and cook for a further 15 minutes.
Thicken with cornflour if necessary and adjust seasoning.
You pretty much need to follow the packet instructions as there are different kinds, the one I have is grainy so it needs to cook for at least 30 - 40 minutes and I keep adding water so its hard to say how much, here is a rough guide to follow.
Serve with tagliatelle (ribbon) pasta or some creamy polentaand lots of Parmesan on top. Fry 1 chopped onion in some olive oil then add 1 chopped clove garlic,skin 6 (I used 8) pork sausages and fry with onions breaking it up as you go about 10 minutes. Add 2 springs rosemary chopped (I’ve used 2tsp fennel seeds as well) then add 400g chopped tomatoes,1tbls tomato purée and 200 ml chicken stock and a good splash of red wine if you like
This is a great dessert to make ahead of time, because all the layers settled together in the fridge and the wafers absorb the moisture of the pineapple and frozen whipped topping, so the result is a softened, cake-like texture that is both creamy and dreamy
Its no secret that I adore Le Creuset and shamelessly would love to win this prize. The Italian Job. Dear Husband has made it his plan to pester everyone he know into voting this week, so my apologies for that, but secretly I am DE-lighted