This homemade tomato soup recipe is

This homemade tomato soup recipe is

This homemade tomato soup recipe is an easy recipe to make. This is a fall soup to warm your body and soul. Tomatoes are relatively cheap, but this tomato soup recipe tastes obscenely luxurious — smooth, soft, gentle and rich. As an added bonus, there''s a lot of nutrition in tomato soup. Serve with Tea Biscuits or Corn Bread.

  • 8 large ripe tomatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon dill
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 pint whipping cream
  • 4 quart pot
  • Sieve
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Mixing spoons
  • Measuring spoons

Drop eight large, ripe tomatoes into a pot of boiling water for 30 seconds. Remove the tomatoes and peel them. Place the peeled tomatoes back into the pot. Add two cups of water, one tablespoon sugar, one teaspoon dill, and a pinch of salt to the tomatoes. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes. Sieve the simmered mixture into a bowl or container. Put sieved mixture back into the pot and place on low heat. Gently add four ounces of butter to the pot — sliver by sliver. Do not let the soup boil! Remove pot from the heat and SLOWLY add one pint of whipping cream. Stir until smooth. Reheat the soup on low. Again, do not boil.

Serve immediately with black pepper, chopped parsley and lots of croutons.

The most important hint while preparing this tomato soup is not to boil it, or it will curdle. Gentle it all the way through. For homemade tomato basil soup simply substitute 1 teaspoon basil for the dill.

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