There is nothing better than a freshly baked home made pizza. It definitely is a favourite in our house. We make the crust grain free now with the help of The Healthy Home Economist, but before that we made it the old fashioned way, with flour, water and yeast.
Again, making your own crust is certainly cheaper and a whole lot healthier than the store bought variety, which is full of questionable ingredients. In my opinion those ingredients should stay in a science lab and not in the foods on our supermarket shelves!
When making sauce, I usually make enough for the pizzas we will have that night and enough to freeze for future pizzas. I figured, if I am cooking any way,I may as well make more. It is handy to have some on hand when unexpected visitors drop in.
At Costco you can buy these massive tins of tomatoes, which are extra handy when making this sauce. Or if you have an over supply of tomatoes from the back yard, then this recipe is a fabulous way to preserve those delicious tomatoes.
This recipe for pizza sauce is real easy:
- 1 can of tomatoes from Costco (big one) or 4 normal sized ones
- 4 garlic cloves, crushed
- Italian herbs, such as Oregano, Basil, Parsley and Rosemary
- Red wine (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste
- you may also add a tablespoon of vegetable concentrate to give a richer flavour. Omit salt if you do.
Put all ingredients in a sauce pan and blend till smooth with your stick blender. Bring to a boil, then simmer uncovered until the sauce is reduced. It must be thick enough to spread onto your pizza base.
Cover your pizza with the sauce and add you favourite toppings.