We’ve been picking a lot of tomatoes from our garden every day, so one of the ways to use them up is to make homemade tomato soup. I really like this recipe.
9 medium firm, ripe tomatoes (skinned and coarsely chopped)
1/2 cup butter (divided)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3 teaspoons salt (divided)
1 Tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup flour
4 cups rich milk (part half & half and whole milk)
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1) Simmer skinned and coursely chopped tomatoes in a large saucepan for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and add 1/4 cup butter, baking soda, 1 teaspoon salt, and sugar. Mix and set aside.
2) In a separate large pan, melt remaining 1/4 cup butter. Add flour and 2 teaspoons salt, then add milk. Heat and stir until it begins to boil.
3) Combine the tomato mixture and milk mixture into one pan. Heat slowly. Add pepper and extra salt if needed. Serve as soon as soup is heated through.