|CREAM OF TOMATO SOUP
Good tasting basic soup.
(Makes: 6 Servings)
2 tbsp Oil
1 Medium onion, chopped
1 stalk Celery, chopped
1/2 tsp each Dried basil and thyme
1 Garlic clove finely chopped
28 oz can Tomatoes, drained
2 tbsp Tomato paste
1 tbsp Sugar
2 cup Chicken broth
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Flour
2 cups Milk
Salt & Pepper to taste
Heat oil in a large saucepan over moderate heat; add onions, celery, garlic basil and thyme.
When onions are tender; add tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar, salt and pepper to taste; cover and simmer about 18 minutes.
Add chicken broth, bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes; stir occasionally.
Transfer mixture in batches to blender or food processor and puree.
Strain through a sieve to remove any tomato seeds.
In saucepan, melt butter, add flour and cook gently for 2 minutes.
Add milk and cook, stirring until thick and smooth; and whisk into tomato puree.
Taste and adjust seasoning. Simmer an additional 5 minutes.