Another lovely soup. I did this one with fresh tomatoes from the market but it can be made with tinned. My local market is Surrey Street Market in Croydon and they do the most amazing bargains on fruit and veg. These tomatoes were only a pound a bowl and they were lovely ripe, red, vine tomatoes.
About 1400g of fresh tomatoes
1 onion, chopped
1 small carrot, chopped into small pieces
1 stick of celery, chopped into small pieces
1 vegetable stock cube
A small cup of water
A couple of pinches of sugar
Salt and pepper
Splash of Worcester Sauce
Squirt of ketchup
Two dessert spoons of creme fraiche or cream
Soften the onion, carrot and celery in a pan for ten min or so (or put in the microwave with a splash of oil, cover and cook for about 4/5 min).
Add roughly chopped/quartered tomatoes and a cup of water to pan and bring up to simmer.
Add stock cube. Simmer gently for about 10 min.
Add seasonings: salt, pepper, sugar, ketchup, Worcester sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning to your liking.
Stir in creme fraiche.
Serve with a an extra dollop of creme fraiche or a swirl of cream.
Some garlic bread or a crusty loaf and butter would go down lovely with this.