Cream of Tomato Soup for Sandy
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Okay it might not BE Australian but I made the soup here so nuff said.
Recipe type: Soup
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 4
  • 4 tbs butter
  • ½ cup chopped French shallots (the bulb ones) or you could use onion and a clove of garlic
  • 2 regular sized cans chopped tomatoes - fresh or canned (I used canned because home grown aren't in yet)
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 chicken or vegetable stock cubes
  • ¼ to ½ cup cream (depending upon how creamy you like it)
  • 5 torn basil leaves (or a chiffonade on top)
  1. Melt the butter in a soup pot and add the onions and saute until translucent but not brown (a pinch of salt helps)
  2. Add the baking soda to the tomatoes and stir (will be fizzy) and then add to the pot.
  3. Add the sugar, salt and stock cubes and cook for about 10 minutes until everything comes together and tastes good.
  4. Add cream and bring to nearly the simmering point, you don't want to boil the soup.
  5. Add the torn basil leaves and taste for seasoning and adjust.
  6. Serve hot or cold
Recipe by Orgasmic Chef at