This lovely relish recipe was given to me by an amazing lady who has been making this her whole life! It's a fantastic way to use a glut of tomatoes grown in the garden and makes a truly special homemade gift. Sits perfectly with cheese and crackers
4 lbs. tomatoes, peeled and chopped
4 large onions, peeled and chopped
1 oz. salt
1 lb. brown sugar
5 dried red chillies tied in a muslin bag
1 tbsp. curry powder
1 tbsp. dried mustard
2 heaped tbsp. plain flour
Sprinkle the chopped tomatoes and onions with the salt and leave overnight in a saucepan. When ready to make, drain off the excess liquid and add the brown sugar and red chillies. Cover with malt vinegar and simmer for 2 hours.
Mix the curry powder, dried mustard and plain flour with vinegar to make a paste. Add to the relish and boil for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened.
Whilst still hot add to sterilised jars and seal.
Decorate jars with handwritten notes and pretty ribbon and distribute to lucky friends and family. I promise you, they'll love you for it.