*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                            CREAMED TOMATO SOUP
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3       tb           Butter (to saute with)
    2       tb           Safflower oil
    2                    Large onions, chopped
      1/2   ts           Thyme, crushed
    1       t            Basil
    1       d            Salt & pepper
   10                    Medium ripe tomatoes,
                         Coarsely chopped
    5       tb           Tomato paste
      1/3   c            Flour
    6       c            Chicken broth
    1 1/2   ts           Sugar
    1       c            Cream
    1       c            Milk
    2       tb           Butter
 
   Combine butter and oil in soup pot; add onions; saute
   over low heat, sprinkling with thyme, basil, salt and
   pepper; stir occassionally.  When onions are tender,
   stir in tomatoes and tomato paste; simmer about 18
   minutes.  Blend flour with equal amount of chicken
   broth; add to tomato mixture and mix well.  Slowly add
   remaining chicken broth, stirring well. Simmer
   covered, over low heat, for about 30 minutes.  Stir
   occasionally to prevent soup from sticking to bottom
   of pan.  Put soup through blender in small batches.
   Reheat puree and stir in sugar, cream and milk.
   Simmer a few minutes; add remaining butter just before
   serving.
  
 
 
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