I weighed 4 lbs of tomatoes, sliced an X and blanched them for 30 seconds. Peeled the skin and removed the seeds.
Put the cleaned tomatoes in a pot with olive oil and cooked on medium heat for 40 minutes. I added the tomatoes juice from the peelings and seeds. Of course, Jack wanted to watch and help if he could!
Once they cooked down, I put them through my food processor. Looked very much like tomato sauce at this point!
Done baking! Yahoo! Looks good!
Had I put in the half amount of salt, honey and bay leaf, this would have been absolutely yummy!!! Even with the extra honey and bay leaf. BUT the extra salt ruined it! I can taste the flavour besides the salt and it is delicious! Too bad!
Maybe I can make a new batch and not add any of those ingredients, then mix that one and this one together?
Today was so worth it, I will be making more! Now, I need to find tomatoes locally!