Homemade brown sauce

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

makes 1 litre (about 4 small bottles' worth)

Go the extra mile for your fry up or bacon sandwich and make the nation's favourite condiment, brown sauce!

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal28
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein0g
  • salt0.1g
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Ingredients

  • 500g pitted dates
    Dates

    Date

    da-ate

    Dates are one of the oldest cultivated fruits - it's thought that they were a staple part of…

  • 1 onion, chopped
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 chilli, deseeded and chopped
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • juice 1 orange
    Orange

    Orange

    or-ange

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  • 75ml apple juice
  • 75ml malt vinegar
  • 50g molasses
  • 50g tamarind paste
  • 25g tomato paste

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a large saucepan with 150ml cold water and 1 tsp salt. Cover the surface with baking parchment. Simmer over a low heat for 50 mins until the fruit softens. Cool for 30 mins.

  2. Transfer to a blender and blend, then decant into containers while warm. Seal and store in the fridge. Will keep for up to 2 months.

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