Creamy Tomato Soup

   Using my Zojirushi Bread Machine - could not be easier and it taste so good.  

 Get this mouth party started:

  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 3 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup chopped onion

Pour 5 tablespoons melted butter into the bucket. Add 1 tablespoon oil and sprinkle in 3 tablespoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour. Spread 1 cup chopped onion (2 small-to-medium onions) evenly over all. 

Press Start. Start your own timer, as well.

When the 15-minute timer goes off, add the following:

  • one 28-ounce can tomato purée
  • ¼ teaspoon thyme
  • ½ teaspoon basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • a couple of shakes of black pepper
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons sugar, to taste; optional
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 can (a scant 2 cups, 14 to 15 ounces) chicken broth

Reset your timer for 45 minutes.

When the 45-minute timer goes off, heat 1 1/2 cups light cream, half & half, or evaporated milk (one 12-ounce can) over low heat on the stove top, or in the microwave, until it’s just below a simmer.

While the milk is heating, you can purée the soup, if you have a stick blender; insert the blender into the center of the bucket (carefully avoiding the paddles*), and blend until relatively smooth.

Stir in the hot milk, close the lid, and allow the machine to complete its cycle.

From King Arthur Flour site - and simply the best tomato soup you can make.  


* I did not avoid the paddles the first time I made this - took me an hour to clean my Zo.  Next time, I poured into a large bowl, THEN used the blender.  But it doesn't need that much if any blending.