Stuff I Do At Home
Things I tackle as home jobs, build cook or grow at home.
So - making your own tomato passata - what do you reckon?
I have a tomato processing machine that I'm not afraid to use. So tomatoes get washed, put in a stockpot and slowly heated until they split, then cooked for 10 - 20 minutes, then processed through the machine, and filled off into passata jars along with a teapoon of citric acid powder (yep, a necessary step) and then the lids put on to the point where they're just catching, and everything gets submerged in hot water and boiled for 20 minutes, then the jars are lifted out and left to cool, The lids pop when things cool down, and that's it, the jars get stored. If any don't pop then you need to put them in the fridge and use them within a week or less.+