Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Serves 4 in 1 Hour, 20 Minutes

This is a classic soup and often a firm favourite of even the most picky diner!

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Method

Melt the butter in a pan

Add the onion and carrot, brown lightly

Mix in the flour and cook to a sandy texture

Remove from the head and add the tomato purée

Return to heat

Gradually add the hot stock and stir to the boil

Add the seasoning

Simmer for approx. 1 hour

Use a stick-blender to purée the soup

Add a tablespoon of vinegar and sugar

Season to taste

To garnish use double cream flicked using a spoon

Notes

To add bulk use celery/more carrots and onions/chopped tomatoes from a tin.

For cream of tomato use less stock initially, and after blitzing add milk or cream (half a pint for the former, a quarter for the latter)

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