Recipe: Appetizing Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce

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  • Jul 26, 2020

Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce. Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce This recipe sounds like it's a lot of work because of the amount of ingredients but it really couldn't be easier. HP sauce is Britains most popular condiment, used on bacon sandwiches, sausages, steaks, chips, mashed potatoes and as a flavour boost for Cottage Pie, soups, stews & casseroles. Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce instructions.

HP sauce is Britains most popular condiment, used on bacon sandwiches, sausages, steaks, chips, mashed potatoes and as a flavour boost for Cottage Pie, soups, stews. I would prefer to get it a bit more towards the HP traditional sauce, rather than a spicy fruity version, but this is totally acceptable to me at the moment! If any of you lovely readers play about with it and come up with a version heading more towards HP, then don't be shy, let me. You can have Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce using 18 ingredients and 6 steps. Here is how you achieve it.

Ingredients of Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce

  1. It’s 240 ml of water.
  2. Prepare 240 ml of vinegar (true HP sauce uses malt vinegar, I use white so it's gluten-free).
  3. You need 120 ml of tomato puree/paste.
  4. Prepare 180 ml of light molasses/treacle or maple syrup.
  5. It’s 60 ml of orange juice concentrate (diluting juice).
  6. You need 10 of pitted dates, finely chopped.
  7. It’s 3 tbsp of blackstrap molasses / dark treacle.
  8. It’s 3 tbsp of apple juice.
  9. Prepare 3 tbsp of tamarind paste.
  10. You need 180 ml of apple cider vinegar.
  11. It’s 1 of inch of cinnamon stick.
  12. It’s 1/2 tsp of whole cloves.
  13. You need 1/2 tsp of whole black peppercorns.
  14. It’s 1/2 tsp of mustard seeds.
  15. You need 1/2 tsp of onion powder.
  16. Prepare 1/2 tsp of ground cardamom.
  17. It’s 1/2 tsp of garlic powder.
  18. Prepare 1 tsp of sea salt.

In a large saucepan put the plums, apples, water, onion and the ginger. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for another hour or until it has reduced and you get a nice thick consistency. Don't be put off by the amount of ingredients – they simply need mixing together and simmering to achieve a beautiful sauce with perfectly balanced layers of flavour. We prefer a fruity brown sauce with a brighter, less heavy flavour.

Vickys Homemade Fruity Brown HP Sauce step by step

  1. In a large pan over a medium heat, stir together the water, white vinegar, tomato paste, syrup, orange juice concentrate, dates, molasses, apple juice and tamarind. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to a low simmer and let simmer covered for 15 – 20 minutes.
  2. Grind together the cinnamon stick, cloves, black peppercorns and mustard seed using a pestle and mortar or a spice/coffee grinder. Mix with the other spices.
  3. Use an immersion/stick blender to puree the mixture in the pan. Add the ground spice mixture, stir to blend and let simmer, covered, for another 30 – 45 minutes.
  4. Add the cider vinegar to the pan, stir to blend and again return to a simmer. Once it starts to simmer remove the pan from the heat and strain the hot mixture through a sieve into a clean pot. Keep the liquid, discard the pulp. Rinse the original pot and sieve the mixture back into original pot, return to heat and simmer until thick.
  5. Ladle the hot sauce mixture into hot, sterilized jars or bottles and seal. Allow to cool. Keeps indefinitely in cupboard but keep in the fridge after opening.
  6. Makes 500mls / 2 cups.

Even HP recognised the potential for a fruitier version when it launched HP Fruity Sauce. But unlike its version, our recipe eschews orange and mango for classic ingredients. It is very similar to the real stuff. I always have an abundance of apples and plums in season and it's a great way to use them up. It can be used on meat, eggs, and for a dipping sauce.

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