Creamy Tomatoe Soup

Today was a rainy, cold windy fall day, what better way to spend it then warming up the house with a homemade soup.

This is a recipe that my Mom used to make all the time.  It’s quite simple and very delicious!

Homemade Cream of Tomatoe Soup

2-3 tbsp butter

1 medium onion diced

2 tsp flour

2-3 cups milk or cream

2 large cans of diced tomatoes

1/2 tsp sugar

1 tsp baking soda

In pot #1 melt butter and saute onion in a large pot until translucent.  Add flour to make a thick paste.  Add milk, simmer until warm.

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Pot #1

In pot #2 a warm tomatoes with sugar in another large pot, just until warm.

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Pot #2

Add baking soda and stir….***tomato will start to bubble and foam almost doubling, this is why you needed the big pot.

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At this point pour the warm foaming tomatoes into the warm milk mixture, stir and simmer.

NOTE: you must pour tomatoes into the milk, if you pour the milk into the tomatoes it will curdle, I don’t know why, but it does.

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It is a lovely soup.  I make a healthy version using skim milk, that is why it appears thin in the photo, BUT is originally made with milk or cream which makes a lovely creamy soup.  Keeps well and is nice reheated.

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