So my mom does a lot of cooking and baking, and she stumbled upon this recipe on http://www.kingarthurflour.com that’s too good not to share with the world. This tomato soup will change your life! It’s SO easy to make and completely delicious.
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 cup chopped onions
- 1 28 oz can tomato puree
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1/4 teaspoon thyme
- black pepper to taste
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 1 can vegetable broth
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, to taste (we only use one tablespoon!)
- 1 12 oz can evaporated milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a large saucepan, heat the butter and vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until softened and golden. Add the tomatoes, basil, thyme, and black pepper. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for ten minutes
In a small bowl, combine the flour and broth, whisking until smooth and add this mixture to the soup, stirring constantly. Cover and simmer slowly for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
If you’ve used diced tomatoes, puree the soup in a blender or food processor, or use a hang blender. If you’ve used tomato puree, there’s no need to blend; the onion bits will give the soup a bit of body. Return the soup to the stove, and set it on a burner over low to medium heat. Stir in the baking soda (the soup will foam up briefly – don’t worry – but be sure it’s in a big enough pot) the sugar, the milk, and the salt. Heat, stirring to a bare simmer.
The nutrition information is listed right here, along with photos of the recipe: http://www.kingarthurflour.com/recipes/creamy-tomato-soup-recipe
All credit to this goes to the fantastic chefs and bakers at King Arthur Flour. Make sure you check out their blog Baking Banter, which you can find on their website.
If you make this recipe, leave me a comment and let me know how you like it! I’m about to go have a bowl now! -Sarah