Homemade fresh tomato soup

Hey everyone we’ve received our first snow of the winter. This winter has been strange. Last winter it was already raining mid December but this year we’ve only gotten snow last week. It isn’t quite winter unless it snows here in Asia but since its nice and cold I’ve made us some lovely fresh Tomato soup. Almost all the ingredients are fresh accept for the herbs, those are all dried.

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The soup was extremely filling for a veggie soup. I asked my husband to buy us some bread to eat with the soup and he bought a huge  baguette, I ended up eating only one slice. The soup had a lovely tomato taste but you could really feel the thyme and bay leaves on your tongue. I planned on adding some cream afterwards but it totally wasn’t necessary.

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • half an onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon crushed garlic
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 1½ tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 4 cups chicken broth (more to thin out the soup at the end as needed)
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 20 fresh baby tomatoes (any kind)
  • 2 tbs sugar ( to reduce the sour taste of the tomatoes)

First I boiled some water in the kettle and poured it in a bowl. I then added the tomatoes and let them stand there until the tomato skins started to come off. I then removed the tomatoes from the water and removed the skins.

Fry the bacon in a pan until browned then add the garlic, onions, red pepper and carrots, bay leaf and thyme and saute with a little butter for 10 minutes until the carrots are tender and the flavour is infused.

Add the ketchup. Squash the tomatoes and  add to the mixture. Add the chicken broth and sugar and simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes . If your pan is to small you can transfer your mixture to a pot instead.

When cooked pour the soup into a food processor and puree. Now its ready to serve and enjoy!!!

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