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Creamy tomato soup

Creamy tomato soup
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The old favourite Tomato soup, this creamy version is ideal as a main for the kids or as a starter for the adults. Serve with crispy warm rolls or warm baguette.

Ingredients

3 tbsp olive oil

2 onions, chopped

2 celery sticks, chopped

300g carrots, choppedcreamy tomato soup

500g potatoes, diced

4 bay leaves

5 tbsp tomato purée

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp red or white wine vinegar

4 x 400g cans chopped tomatoes

500g passata

3 vegetable stock cubes

400ml whole milk

 

Method

1. Put the oil, onions, celery, carrots, potatoes and bay leaves in a big casserole dish, or two saucepans. Fry gently until the onions are softened – about 10-15 mins. Fill the kettle and boil it.

2. Stir in the tomato purée, sugar, vinegar, chopped tomatoes and passata, then crumble in the stock cubes. Add 1 litre boiling water and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 15 mins until the potato is tender, then remove the bay leaves. Purée with a stick blender (or ladle into a blender in batches) until very smooth. Season to taste and add a pinch more sugar if it needs it. The soup can now be cooled and chilled for up to 2 days, or frozen for up to 3 months.

3. To serve, reheat the soup, stirring in the milk – try not to let it boil. Serve in small bowls for the children with cheesy sausage rolls then later in bowls for the adults as Hot Bloody Mary soup .

 

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About Zena Grantham

Zena is a baking fanatic spending most of her free time dreaming up her next tasty recipe. She has been known to accidentally make people fall off their diet or healthy eating wagon with chocolate cakes!

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