Making your own ‘tin’ tomatoes, without the tin that is, is very easy. You not only get fresh tomatoes without preservatives but the plus side is you avoid using tins which in turn means you avoid BPA (Bisphenol A). Do I sound crazy?!?! My mum would say I do.
When I say its easy to do or make something, then I really do mean its easy peasy. No blanching is required, all you have to do is chop up your tomatoes:
Keep in mind this is a rough estimate, as tomato sizes vary, I used 9 tennis size tomatoes.
- 9 average sized tomatoes
- Preheat oven to 180°C.
- Chop the tomatoes and place in an oven proof bowl. Bake for an hour. Press the big chunks with the back of a spoon. Cool completely before placing in glass jars and freezing.
- 9 tomatoes will yield you about 800g. That's two 400g tins of tomatoes.