Basic Tomato Sauce
you will need
1 small onion, peeled and diced
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
8 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
2 tbsps tomato paste
1 bay leaf
½ glass white wine
Salt and pepper
A little vegetable or chicken stock, in case
Heat a saucepan over a medium heat, add a little oil, then add the onion and garlic and cook for five minutes – do not brown. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste and bay leaf, and let it simmer for three minutes.
Add the wine and season with salt and pepper. Let it simmer on a low heat for 10-15 minutes.
If the sauce is a little thick, add some vegetable or chicken stock. Remove the bay leaf and liquidise the sauce.