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.
In pot #2 a warm tomatoes with sugar in another large pot, just until warm.
Add baking soda and stir….***tomato will start to bubble and foam almost doubling, this is why you needed the big pot.
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.
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 I make a healthy version using skim milk, that is why it appears thin in the photo, BUT is originally made with milk or cream which makes a lovely creamy soup.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.