Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Old Fashioned Tomato Soup

1 can tomatoes, or 1 quart tomatoes peeled and cut in pieces.
2 slices onion.
2 sprays parsley.
Bit of bay leaf.
4 cloves.
½ teaspoon peppercorns.
Few gratings nutmeg.
3 tablespoons butter.
2 tablespoons flour.
Salt, pepper, cayenne.

Cook the first six ingredients together twenty minutes. Rub through a purée strainer, keep hot.

Melt butter in a sauce-pan, add flour and stir to a smooth paste, let cook one minute; dilute with tomato mixture to the consistency to pour. Combine mixtures and season with salt, a few grains cayenne and a grating of nutmeg.

Reheat and serve with crisp crackers..

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