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  • Posted on September 27, 2013

    Recipe for the Weekend

    We’ve all ended up with a cold and a sore throat in the office this week, so a warm soothing soup is exactly what we’re craving. If you’re feeling similar (or you just fancy some delicious soup!) then this recipe for the weekend might be just what you’re looking for; a simple tomato soup from the delightful book, Farm-Fresh Recipes from the Missing Goat Farm by Heather Cameron.

    This classic soup will make a great weekend lunch for the family or an easy dish to cook with the kids. You could leave it on the stove for a mug on-the-go or use as a reliable starter for your Saturday night dinner party. However you plan to spend your weekend, have a good one and enjoy the recipe!

    Tomato Soup

    If you were able to can up some tomatoes from the summer, this is the perfect recipe for them. Otherwise, buy the absolute best canned tomatoes you can find. Seriously, spend as much per can as you can afford to; it really does make a difference.


    1 small onion, roughly chopped

    1⁄4 cup (60 g) butter

    1 x 1 1⁄4 pint (796 ml) can of the best canned whole tomatoes you can find

    or a 1 3⁄4 pint (1 liter) size jar of your own tomatoes

    A large handful of fresh basil

    3⁄4 cup (100 g) all-purpose (plain) flour

    1 quart (1 liter) low-fat or whole milk

    1 x 2 1⁄4 pint (1.36 liter) can tomato juice (you can buy a low-sodium version)

    1⁄2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar

    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    1 Sauté the onion in the butter in a large saucepan. Once the onion is soft, add the can of tomatoes and the basil. Cook for a few minutes until heated through. You can mash the tomatoes with a spoon.

    2 Whisk the flour and milk together in a jug or bowl—don't worry about lumps, as it all gets whizzed up in the blender. Add the milk and flour to the saucepan. Cook until it thickens and then remove from the heat.

    3 Transfer the soup to a food processor or blender and blitz until smooth—you may need to do this in batches. Blend until very, very smooth.

    4 Pour it all back into the saucepan and add the can of tomato juice. Bring the soup back up to a good heat and stir in the sugar. Taste, and season with salt and pepper as you like.

    Farm-Fresh Recipes from the Missing Goat Farm by Heather Cameron is available here.

    Enjoy the weekend everyone and happy cooking!

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