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               AUGUSTA'S CHILLED TOMATO SOUP WITH BASIL CREA
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Vegetables
                 Appetizers
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
      1/2   c            Lightly Packed Fresh Basil
                         -Leaves -- coarsely chopped
      3/4   c            Heavy Cream
    2       c            Ripe Tomatoes -- seeded,
                         -peeled, and coarsely
                         -chopped
    2       c            Chicken Stock
    2       c            Milk
    1       t            Honey
                         Salt
                         Ground Black Pepper
                         Whole Basil Leaves
 
   Early in the day, put the chopped basil leaves in a
   small bowl. Scald the cream in a small saucepan and
   pour it over the basil. Let steep 1 hour, then strain
   the cream and chill deeply. In a food processor, puree
   the chopped tomato, stock, milk and honey until very
   smooth. Transfer the puree to a bowl, and season with
   salt and pepper. Chill deeply. When ready to serve,
   whip the basil cream. Ladle the chilled soup into
   chilled glass cups or stemmed glasses. Dollop each
   serving with the whipped cream and top with a fresh
   basil leaf.
   
   Source: “Dairy Hollow House: Soup & Bread,” by
   Crescent Dragonwagon Typed by Katherine Smith
   Kook-Net: The Shadow Zone IV - Stinson Beach, CA
  
 
 
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