2 tbsp butter
1 onion, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 tbsp of plain flour
600ml chicken or vegetable stock
1 tbsp tomato puree
Salt and black pepper for seasoning
Melt butter gently in a pan, add onion, garlic and fry gently until softened.
Add tbsp of flour and stir and fry on a low heat, stirring until it is a sandy texture.
Add the stock a little at a time, whisking to keep smooth, until all the stock is added, add tomatoes and tomato puree.
Cover and simmer on lowest heat for 30 minutes to 60 minutes or until tomatoes are softened. Constantly stirring. Blend, season to taste. Serve.