Thursday, 15 November 2012

Tomato and Mascarpone soup with Cheese and Tomato Toasties






















Lord God it is bloody freezing down here in Brighton and I can't seem to stop eating tomato soup with cheese on toast at the moment. It is such a gorgeous combination though isn't it...cheese and tomato.
Especially when the cheese is all melted and dipped in hot home-made soup, yum. I only cooked enough to make a couple of bowls so feel free to increase the measurements to cook for more people.

1 tin of good quality tomatoes (I used CIRIO)
4 Medium Vine Tomatoes
2 Carrots
1 Onion
2 Cloves of Garlic
A Dollop of Mascarpone
Pinch of Sugar
Olive Oil
Basil Leaves
Cracked Black Pepper

All you need to do is chop the onion and carrot into small pieces, crush the garlic and fry gently in the olive oil until they are soft and cooked through being careful not to burn the garlic. Next add your vine tomatoes with the skin and seeds removed and fry for further few minutes and then add your tin of tomatoes and simmer all together for around 15 Min's. Now add some torn basil and a big dollop ofmascarpone and transfer to a blender or just use a stick one and blend until smooth. Then put it all back in the pan and heat gently. I drizzled some olive oil and tore some basil on top of the soup. I served mine with cheese and tomato toasties which I used my trusty toasted sandwich maker for with lovely cheddar and sliced tomatoes. It is the perfect winter warmer and satisfying enough for a lovely cosy supper by the fire (if your lucky) or otherwise maybe the radiator.








9 comments:

  1. OMG tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwiches is one of my favourite meals when it is cold! Seriously though, adding mascarpone is genius!

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  3. you just cannot go wrong with flavours like these; tomato soup with cheese on toast is one of my cold-weather staples. want to try your recipe now. yum!

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  4. I didn't know about dipping toasted sandwiches in soup. Shame on me :).

    Nice recipe, but "just use a stick [blender]"? Oh yeah, we've all got those :)

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  5. Yea a stick blender!!! They cost about £8 for a cheap one, I mean like a hand held one you plug into the wall, most people do have them!!!!

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    1. Sorry. Seen too many chef-y TV programmes where this industrial stick blender - which I wish I'd had when I was mixing plaster - was stuck into some giant saucepan :).

      Searching the Argos site, we get £4.13:
      http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4219488.htm
      though I doubt it's got much poke :)

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  6. It's so cold here just along the coast too. I love the idea of tomato soup - being raised on Heinz - and this certainly does look very tempting.

    Nina x

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    Man and Van Acton

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  8. Soup is the ultimate comfort food! I've been having a fair bit of it recently...not a fan of this cold weather. Your soup/toastie combo sounds yummy Xx

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