3. Add the stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Liquidise until smooth. If using the basil, stir in at the end.
1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
450 g /1lb fresh ripe tomatoes, halved
1 carrot, peeled and diced finely
2. Add the sugar, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
1 stick celery, finely chopped
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp olive oil
1 litre/1Ã?Â¾ pints vegetable stock
salt and freshly ground black pepper
handful fresh basil, shredded (optional)
Preparation time less than 30 mins
1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the onions, carrot and celery and garlic. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes until soft.
2 onions, peeled and chopped
Cooking time 10 to 30 mins