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Herbed tomato soup

Herbed tomato soup recipe

herbed tomato soup
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Ingredients
    • 1 x 410 g tin whole peeled tomatoes
    • 1 x 410 g tin tomato and onion mix
    • 250 ml water
    • 30 ml Clover Mooi River Butter
    • 5 ml crushed or chopped garlic (1 clove) or
    • 2 ml garlic and herb seasoning
    • 1 medium leek, washed and sliced
    • 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced
    • 750 ml additional water
    • 10 ml chicken stock powder
    • 10 ml mixed dried herbs or
    • 30 ml chopped fresh herbs (origanum, marjoram, thyme)
    • 10 ml sugar
    • 30 ml cake flour
    • 250 ml Clover Fresh Cream
    • 2 ml salt
    • Good pinch white pepper
    • To Serve and Garnish (optional)
    • 12 thin slices French toast or hotdog rolls
    • ± 125 ml finely grated Clover Cheddar Cheese
    • Paprika
    • Chopped spring onion
Method

    Liquidise the two tins of tomato with the 250 ml water until quite smooth and strain through a coarse sieve, rubbing with a spoon to retain the tomato pips.

    Place the butter, garlic, leek and celery into a saucepan and sauté very gently, stirring for two minutes, without browning.

    Add the strained tomato, additional water, stock powder, herbs and sugar and bring to boil.

    Simmer gently for 10 minutes.

    Mix together the flour and cream in a small bowl.

    Stir a little of the hot soup into the mixture, stir well and return to the soup.

    Add the salt and pepper and cook over moderate heat for about 5 minutes to thicken the soup.

    Do not allow to boil rapidly - the soup may curdle.

    For a smooth soup, blend a few seconds with a hand-held blender.

    Press the cheese onto the thin bread slices, sprinkle with paprika and place onto a baking tray.

    Just before serving, grill the toast until nicely browned.

    Adjust the seasoning, ladle the soup into warmed bowls and float a cheese toast on top.

    Garnish with chopped spring onion.