Well the tail end of Hurricane Katia is currently crossing the British Isles and its sure feels fresh outside. Of course when its cold outside theres nothing better than a steaming hot bowl of homemade soup.
Give this one a try and it will soon become a winter staple in your kitchen.
ROASTED TOMATO SOUP
1 kg plum tomatoes, halved – 1 large white onion, sliced – 2 cloves of garlic, halved – A handful of basil – 1 litre of chicken stock – 3 sun-dried cherry tomatoes – Olive oil – 1 teaspoon of caster sugar – Salt and black pepper
Preheat oven to 220/gas mark 7. Using a large roasting tin, heat the oil in the oven until very hot. Gently add the tomatoes, onion and garlic and sprinkle with sugar. Season generously and bake for 20-25 minutes. Stir, then add basil near the end of cooking. Blitz in a liquidiser with the hot stock. Serve with a swirl of sour cream or crème fresh.
Question: Whats your favourite winter soup ?