Thursday, January 6, 2011

Cheap, Delicious, AND Easy Tomato Soup

Okay, so it's not Campbell's canned soup, it's better than that. 
I've had many friends ask for this recipe.

I originally got the recipe from my book called,  Dining on a Dime. Of course, no great recipe is a really great one without making a few changes, right? I don't always make changes to recipes, just those I see would taste better adding something different than what the original calls for.

So here's my version of the Cheap, Delicious, AND Easy Tomato Soup:

2 Tbsp. Flour
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. Butter
2 cups of milk, divided
4 cups of Tomato Juice, heated
---I put dried basil in my soup.  This recipe calls for Parsley, but I use the Basil instead.

1. In a large saucepan, combine four, sugar and 1/4 cup milk; stir until smooth. Add remaining milk and butter.

2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. 

3. I also add cream to mine too, if I have it, and i just guess until it gets a little lighter colored. Or you can do 1 cup of milk and 1 cup of cream.

4. Cook for 2 minutes until thickened. Slowly stir in Tomato juice, until well blended.  I never heat my Tomato juice, as it's just an extra step, but it may help the flour sugar mixture from curdling.

I also put pepper, and a little salt to taste.  I usually serve with Parmesan cheese and Oyster crackers.


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