Oct 042013
 

Creamy 10-Minute Tomato Soup | My Little Gourmet

Fall has definitely arrived here in Berlin and although I am not a big fan of being cold, I do look forward to hot chocolates, the coziness of being at home, and of course, home-made soups. Recently, Arik and I got home from a long and cold afternoon at the playground and I wanted nothing more than a hot bowl of soup. It was already pretty late and I had few ingredients so I made this creamy tomato soup in about 10 minutes. Best decision I have ever made. :)

Creamy 10-Minute Tomato Soup | My Little Gourmet

This soup was exactly what we needed that night. So easy and quick to prepare, yet much healthier and tastier than a opening up a can of soup. I have tried making this with honey in place of sugar and personally found the taste to be better when sugar was used, but I will leave what sweetener you use up to you. We had this soup with some grilled cheese roll-ups…more on that, next week. :)

Creamy 10-Minute Tomato Soup | My Little Gourmet

Creamy Homemade Tomato Soup in 10 Minutes
 
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Serves: 2-3
Ingredients
  • 14oz./400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½cup/120ml vegetable broth
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • fresh basil leaves for garnish
Instructions
  1. Combine tomatoes, sugar, and broth in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Bring to a boil, turn down heat, and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Blend (I use a hand-held blender) soup until fine.
  4. Stir in creme fraiche and salt and pepper to taste before serving.
  5. If desired, top with some chopped fresh basil leaves.

 

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  1. Thank you for the clarification regarding your use of the word “blend”, much appreciated! :) I have a feeling that was purposely meant so my soup didn’t end up looking like the banana pancakes of 2013! What is creme fraiche, and where can I buy it?

    • Haha, yes it’s quite possible that you had a little something to do with that. :) Creme Fraiche is a soured cream, similar to sour cream, but not as sour. It is usually found in the dairy section of your grocery store, but I have also seen it in the specialty cheese section. If you can’t find it, some substitutes would be mascarpone or greek yogurt (since yogurt can separate under heat, stir it in at the end once the pot is off of the heat). I hope this helps!! :)

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