added on 26/8/2007 by DaveThis stuff is a bit different from Heinz - its slightly less strong (you can eat this with a spoon) and best with home made chips.
- Tomatoes 2kg (lots of different shapes and sizes)
- Cider vinegar
- Light brown sugar (2 tbsp)
- Dark brown sugar (1 tbsp)
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 teaspoon allspice
- 1 teaspoon mace
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- Cut all the big tomatoes in half and place all tomatoes in a roasting tin, packing them in quite tight.
- Smash a couple of garlic cloves and chuck in (you can leave the skin on).
- Add some fresh thyme and marjoram if you have any, or used dried.
- Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
- Roast for about an hour in a moderate oven (they should be soft and the skin slightly blackened in places).
- Take out of oven and pass through a sieve.
- Place on the hob, add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for about an hour, or until the sauce is quite thick.
- Put in jars / chill - then eat with chips.
You can cook it on the hob for as long as you want - the longer it is cooked, the thicker the ketchup. I think its quite nice thin-ish for dipping chips in, but better off slightly thicker for a bacon sandwich.
The vinegar and sugar balance is best done to taste - the amounts needed will depend on how many tomatoes used and how sweet they are.