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       Title: LA MADELEINE'S TOMATO BASIL SOUP
  Categories: Soups
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       4 c  Tomatoes (8-10) -- peeled,
            Cored
            And chopped
            Or
       4 c  Canned whole tomatoes --
            Crushed
      12    Fresh basil leaves --
            Washed
       1 c  Heavy cream
     1/4 lb Sweet unsalted butter
            Salt to taste
     1/4 ts 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.
   
   Recipe By     : Fort Worth Star-Telegram
  
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