*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                      La Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup
 
 Recipe By     : Fort Worth Star-Telegram
 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4      cups          tomatoes (8-10) -- peeled, cored
                         -- and chopped
                         or
    4      cups          canned whole tomatoes -- crushed
   12                    fresh basil leaves -- washed
    1      cup           heavy cream
      1/4  pound         sweet unsalted butter
                         salt to taste
      1/4  teaspoon      cracked black pepper -- cracked
 
 Combine tomatoes, juice and/or stock in saucepan.  Simmer 30 minutes.
 Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in blender or food
 processor.
 
 Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring, over low
 heat.  Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.
 
 
 
 
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