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Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Tomato Basil Soup, by , is from Edible Memories, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Sean Morgan
Added: Tuesday, September 29, 2009


#10 can (6lbs. 9oz.) crushed tomatoes
approx. 1 - 1 1/2 pints water
1 onion, chopped
3 heaping teaspoons dried basil
2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

Heat this all together and add:
1 pint heavy cream

To half this recipe:

2 large (28 oz.) cans crushed tomatoes
8-10 ozs. water
1 onion, chopped ('cause I like a lot of onion!)
3 T. basil ('cause I like a lot of basil, too!)
1-2 tsp. salt (to suit your taste)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/8 - 1/4 cayenne pepper (to taste also)
1/2 pint heavy cream

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I (Sean) typed this verbatim per Mom's computer file of recipes she sent me! I feel like you can almost hear her speaking! Mom got this recipe from Trinity Cafe in Boerne that was owned by Harry and his wife, Renee. For those of you that made it to Colby's baptism, Trinity Cafe is where we sat outside and enjoyed their great food, fellowship, and view of the creek!




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