Tuesday, May 17, 2011


a bag or 2 of tomatoes (1kg or more)
a handful of fresh basil leaves
1 large onion (roughly chopped)
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
pinch or 2 of Salt
olive oil
a dash of balsamic vinegar (if you like)
1 tub (250ml) fresh cream


Wash your tomatoes and then slice in half or if very large in quarters. Place them in a large roasting dish/ one they can comfortably fit in. Drizzle with olive oil and a dash of balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle over your chopped up onion, basil and then your sugar and salt. Place in the oven on the middle rack and roast at 180 degrees Celsius stirring occasionally until nicely soft and roasted through and your roasting dish is brown and sticky.
Place all of the contents of the roasting dish in a nice sized pot and blend with a blender stick adding a little hot water to the dish from the oven and then pouring it into the pot. Blend some more until smooth. Add almost the whole tub of cream (keep a tiny bit for garnishing). Stir in the cream and warm on the stove top until hot and steaming. Pour into bowls and accompany with toast or fresh bread.

Garnish with a drizzle of cream and a fresh basil leaf or some grated cheese. Serve and enjoy.


  1. I love that you roasted the tomatoes first. The intensity of flavour roasting imparts to veggies is magnificent!

    If I had a replicator a la Star Trek, I would program it to make this soup (I was a tomato soup packet addict throughout my childhood and teens, with hot buttered toast for breakfast most days...and sometimes lunch too!)

  2. It is cold and now I must have soup!;-)

  3. Cream of tomato soup is one of my all-time favorite comfort meals...great idea roasting the tomatoes, I bet it adds another great flavor dimension!

  4. That tomato soup looks delicious!

  5. @Juanita - yes the flavor is much better when the tomatoes are roasted - thanks for stopping by :)

    @Lynette - you must make this :)

    @Peg it is! :)

    @Faith - roasting it makes it even better!

    @chocolate shavings thanks :) thanks for stopping by

  6. This looks delish! I love tomato soup, especially in the summer when good tomatoes are available! Yum...!

  7. @Half Baked - it is delicious and easy to make too :) thanks for the comment :)


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