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Tomato et Pasta Soup

ingredients

serves 4
60 g (2 oz) 4 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large onion, chopped
600 ml (1 pint) 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock
900 g (2 lb) Italian plum tomatoes, skinned and roughly chopped
pinch of bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
225 g (8 oz) 2 cups dried fusilli
1 tbsp caster (superfine) sugar
150 ml (1/4 pint) 2/3 cup double (heavy) cream
salt and pepper
fresh basil leaves, to garnish

method

1. Melt the butter in a large pan, add the onion and fry for 3 minutes, stirring. Add 300 ml (1/2 pint) 1 1/4 cups of vegetable stock to the pan, with the chopped tomatoes and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda). Bring the soup to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes.

2. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside to cool. Puree the soup in a blender or food processor and pour through a fine strainer back into the saucepan.

3. Add the remaining vegetable stock and the fusilli to the pan, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

4. Add the sugar to the pan, bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.

5. Pour the soup into a warm tureen, swirl the double (heavy) cream around the surface of the soup and garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve immediately.

What did you think?

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Too much pasta!
posted by supermonkey @ 10:30AM, 11/28/09
Do not add as much pasta as they say because it is then not a soup. However then it tastes like a bowl of pasta. But it has a beautiful taste.
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posted by maria santos @ 02:19PM, 4/25/10
How long does this take to make ?
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