Is this because we've lost our taste for it, or because the price has gone up?

For the most part, that well-known bottle does a good job too, but, with English tomato season now in full swing, finding good fruit is easy. Peel the tomatoes and cut out the core. This fresh tomato ketchup is easier (and quicker) than you think! Both my kids loved spooning it from the jar, declaring it the best they've ever tasted (though perhaps this is because I let them have more, so chuffed were they with our endeavours). Some of you may have too many tomatoes right now, wouldn’t you like a fresh tomato ketchup recipe? Pour in water to just below the lids. Fri 9 Aug 2013 07.12 EDT My latest haul of tomatoes from the veg patch this week were perfectly ready to be turned into something delicious. Making your own tomato ketchup with fresh tomatoes is a labour of love, but well worth the effort.

(makes about 2½ litres)3.3kg ripe 'seconds' tomatoes – roughly chopped 1 onion roughly diced1 head of garlic – peeled and roughly chopped with any of the green shoot removed110g salt900g sugar600ml red wine vinegar ½tsp cayenne pepper or chilli flakes1 generous tsp whole cloves½ a nutmeg – grated (added at the end). Put all the ingredients, apart from the nutmeg, into a large pan and simmer for about three hours. The email addresses you've entered will not be stored and will only be used to send this email.

Feedback the next morning? Please try again. Just last week, the local veg shop's striped boxes, piled high with tomatoes, caught my eye. The ketchup is best stored in small stoppered bottles or small kilner jars that have been sterilised. Praise if ever there was. With a slow cooker, it’s incredibly easy and you control the sweetness!

Let sit for several minutes, then drain. How to make snail bread – AKA cinnamon buns. All rights reserved. It requires a very large quantity of tomatoes, so it’s best made at the end of summers when whole, fresh tomatoes are cheap. Is having to pay for tomato ketchup racist? We decanted the ketchup into empty clean beer bottles and handed samples out to the parents at school. Leave to cool slightly before putting the sauce through a food mouli (or use a food processor and then sieve) and then add the nutmeg. Sealed correctly, these will keep fine in a cool dark cupboard as you would store jams and chutneys. Mix well and cook gently, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours over low heat. Your burgers will thank you for it! If you're lucky enough to have a glut of tomatoes, this homemade tomato ketchup is a great way to preserve their sunny flavour for enjoyment year round. Because of the amount of work involved, it is best to make one large batch of ketchup at a time. Mix well and cook gently, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours over low heat. Author: Tiffany; Prep Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 11 hours 30 min; Total Time: 11 hours 45 minutes; Yield: 32 ounces 1 x; Category: Sauces & Condiments; Method: Slow Cooker; Cuisine: American; Scale 1x 2x 3x Ingredients. Making homemade ketchup is kind of like my personal Everest. Note that it takes a long simmering time to reduce the sauce to the appropriate thickness for ketchup. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED ©2020, Inc. Score the top and bottom of each tomato. Quite apart from tasting better, making your own ketchup is incredibly cheap – it's also terribly easy (my recipe was handed down from my husband's elderly Kiwi aunt), and dolloping your own sauce come teatime is brilliant. When you pick them yourself fresh from the vine, the green earthy smell is just out of this world. All sealed jars can be kept in a cool, dark place until opened.

Two days later I've a 5kg box of big fat, fragrant and very juicy red tomatoes, for a ridiculous £4. Privacy policy. You can find it in the supermarket and it is inexpensive. Homemade pork scratchings: perfect for picnics. Seal with sterilised lids. Remove from heat and allow to cool in the water bath before removing to a work surface to cool overnight. • Follow Claire Thomson on twitter and get more recipes at 5 O'Clock, Claire Thomson: This recipe for delicious 'overnight oats' may well tempt your children away from the sugar-laden boxes in the cereal aisle. It will keep well for up to a month.

Why make ketchup?

Fill sterilised jars with the hot ketchup, leaving 5mm headspace. Add the tomatoes along with all of the remaining ingredients. Cover and bring to the boil. Heinz tomato ketchup sales are falling. Something went wrong. By making it yourself you can cook it to your exact tastes - as salty, sweet, or spicy as you like it - save money, and use up a glut of tomatoes. Certainly there are easier things to do with tomatoes like making caprese salad or gazpacho. Once opened, the individual bottles should be stored in the fridge. © 2020 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. Take care to stir often so it doesn't catch and burn on the bottom. Fill sterilised jars with the hot ketchup, leaving 5mm headspace. These snail-like cinnamon buns satisfy children's fondness for raisins and sugar, and are great fun for little hands to make, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Learn how to sterilise jars two ways with our handy step-by-step guide and video. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry for 2-3 minutes, until softened. Add the grated onion and cook till softened and the liquid has evaporated. A simple and delicious homemade ketchup recipe using fresh tomatoes. First published on Fri 9 Aug 2013 07.12 EDT. They were a bit too good for ketchup, but I asked at the counter about getting my hands on a box of seconds – tomatoes past their best. You can even find organic brands. Place in a large bowl or pan and pour over freshly boiled water from the kettle. Homemade tomato ketchup: nothing dollops like it That well-known bottle does a very good job, but when tomatoes are in season, it's cheaper and tastier to cook up your own batch Claire Thomson Any jars that have not sealed properly should be refrigerated and used within 2 weeks. Boil for 10 minutes.

Mix well and cook gently, uncovered, for 2 to 3 hours over low heat. Finally, pass the tomatoes through a fine sieve. Certain things just taste better alongside a trail of ripe, red ketchup. Oops!

Transfer jars to a large pan lined with a tea towel. Add the tomatoes along with all of the remaining ingredients. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. "It tastes just like the normal one."