In a pot over medium heat, soften the garlic in the oil for 2 minutes. Add the strained tomatoes, broth, bay leaf and basil. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the cream and cook for 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove the bay leaf and basil. Set the sauce aside in a 13 x 9-inch (33 x 23 cm) baking dish.