Cream of Tomato Soup

Cream of Tomato Soup

Recipe submitted by Boris on September 7th, 2007

Cream of tomato soup is great winter food. Perfect for lunch or dinner served with garlic bread. Add a little grated cheese on top for the kids.

Prep time:   5 minutes
Cook time:   45 minutes
Servings:   6 people

Ingredients:
1 dozen ripe Tomatoes
5 tbl Tomato Paste
1 litre (about 4 cups) Chicken or Vegetable Stock
1 large Onion, finely diced
2 tbl Butter
2 tbl Olive Oil
1/3 cup Flour
1 cup Cream
1 cup Milk
1 tbl Sugar
Salt to Taste
Basil, Coriander or Parsley to garnish

Directions:
In your soup pot lightly cook onion in butter and oil. Cut fresh tomatoes in half and scoop out seeds with finger, throw away seeds and add roughly cut tomato flesh to pot. Cook for 10 minutes on a low heat, stirring occasionally. Add in tomato paste. Mix flour with same amount of stock in a small bowl until there is no lumps. Add to pot and stir in the rest of the stock slowly. Simmer for 30 minutes stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and blend in your blender, a few cupfuls at a time.
Return blended mix to a pot and heat. Add sugar, make sure mixture is not boiling, add milk and cream. Taste mixture and add a little salt to taste.
Serve garnished with fresh herbs.

Average Rating:   (7 votes)

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    • holidayLOVER posted on February 28th, 2013
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Great recipe with a fantastic result. I added a bay leaf. Thanks for sharing this lovely recipe.

    • johnny c posted on April 15th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      a superb tomato soup better than you could get in a 4 star resturant.

    • Erika posted on March 18th, 2012
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Tried this with a couple of changes (skinned but not seeded the tomatoes, and used basil) and it was delicious! Thanks!

    • Steven posted on August 24th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 9.0 / 10

      This has to be the best, most simple tomato soup recipe I've ever found. It's great!

    • quanita posted on May 29th, 2011
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Soooo delicious....very tasty and easy to make...soup, love it!!! And love that all the ingredients are easily accessible.

    • Ruth posted on July 20th, 2010
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Delicious!!! And easy to make.

    • Pete posted on April 30th, 2009
      Overall Rating: 10.0 / 10

      Really lovely recipe thanks - Tried it both with and without cream (for those with intolerances) and both were fantastic. The without cream resulted in a more tangy flavour and the with cream dish was very smooth and velvety.