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Classic Pizza Sauce


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely chopped
  • 800g canned whole plum tomatoes (we like San Marzano)
  • 2 heaped tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Handful of basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the oil in a pan over medium heat. When warm, add the garlic and fry until softened but not brown.
  2. Pour the can of plum tomatoes in the cast iron pan and use a masher or fork to crush them down.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients, then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes, or until the flavor has deepened and the sauce has thickened slightly.
  4. This sauce can be used straight away, or placed in an airtight container and stored in the fridge for up to a week, ready to be used as required.

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