Hot Tomato Soup
- 4 cups tomatoes, peeled, diced
- 4 cups tomato juice
- 12 fresh basil leaves (or 3 teaspoons
- 1 stick unsalted butter
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black
- salt to taste
Pour the tomatoes into a large saucepan along with four cups of tomato juice. And
let this simmer for about 30 minutes.
Add the basil to the tomato mixture and pour into a blender and blend until
Return the soup to the pan and add one stick of unsalted butter, one cup of
whipping cream, and about a fourth of a teaspoon of cracked pepper and salt to
Now just heat the soup through, allowing the butter to melt. Stir frequently and it
will be ready in a few minutes.
Ladle into a large bowl and serve with crusty bread or crackers.