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Cream of Tomato Soup
I associate this with childhood, served lovely and hot this is the last word in tomato soup, don't add any herbs the real flavour really comes through! This recipe serves 6 but you can double and treble it up no problem but, leave out the extra salt in the double up it does'nt need more!  

Ingredients :- 3 tbsp Olive oil,
                     2 medium onions,
                     2 cloves garlic, chopped or bruised,
                     1 leek, trimmed and chopped,
                     2 large carrots, chopped,
                     1 level tbsp salt,
                     2 tins plum tomatoes (total 800gms.)
                     1 tbsp white sugar,
                     600ml. hotwater or stock,
                     300ml. whole milk.

Heat the oil gently in a large saucepan and add the onoins, garlic, leek, carrots and salt. Stir a couple of times, then tun the heat down low. Cover with a lid and leave everything to sweat for a good 10 minutes. If you heat it nice and low it will not catch but keep an eye on it!
Stir the tomatoes and sugar into the vegetables. Bring to the boil and cook for 5 minutes stirring constantly, then add the water or stock. Bring the soup back up to simmering point and cook for 1 hour with or without lid, I usually keep the lid on to preserved every bit of moisture (more soup the better). By this time all the vegetables should be tender if not add an extra 15 minutes or so.
Now leave to cool to transfer into a blender or a stick blender will suffice, check the flavour incase you need more salt to your taste but, please avoid pepper. Once the soup is blended and pureed to your taste, loosen it with the milk, heating to serve.
You and your family will love this recipe and you will impress your friends aswell, Enjoy! 

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