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La Madeline Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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This recipe for La Madeline Tomato Basil Soup, by , is from Texas Ties-From Texans' Kitchens and Those Who Love 'Em, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Carrie Hawkins
Added: Thursday, June 4, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
4 c. (8-10) whole tomatoes- peeled, cored and chopped OR 4 c. canned whole tomatoes- crushed.
4 c. tomato juice & part chicken stock
12-14 washed fresh basil leaves
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 lb. unsalted butter
salt to taste
1/4 tsp. black pepper

Directions:
Directions:
Combine tomatoes, juice/and or stock in saucepan. Simmer 30 minutes. Puree, along with the basil leaves, in small batches, in blender, food processor (or better yet, one of those handy hand-held food blenders, right in the cooking pan).

Return to saucepan and add cream and butter, while stirring over low heat. Garnish with basil leaves and serve with your favorite bread.

 

 

 

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