Cream of Tomato Soup (that could rival Heinz!)

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2 people
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1 large
Red onion - peeled and quartered
3 large
Garlic cloves - left whole
1/2 tbsp
Olive oil
400 g tin
Plum tomatoes
1 1/2 tbsp
Tomato Puree
1/2 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar
1 tsp
3/4 Pint
Vegetable stock
1 tbsp
Fresh basil - torn
1/2 tsp
Chilli sauce
2 tbsp
Double cream
Cream of Tomato Soup (that could rival Heinz!)
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190’C
  2. Roast the onion and garlic in the oil for 20 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, puree and balsamic vinegar and roast for a further 15 minutes
  3. Remove from the oven and pour the ingredients into a large saucepan, along with the stock, sugar basil and chilli sauce. Simmer on a medium heat for 5-7 minutes and then whiz in a blender or with a stick blender until smooth
  4. Strain the soup thorough a fine sieve and then return to a low-medium heat. Stir in the cream and heat through
  5. Season to taste and serve with crusty baguettes and butter. Feel free to top with chopped sundried tomatoes and grated cheese.

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