I am in love with this soup. It totally hits the spot on a cold fall day. We eat it with homemade French peasant bread which makes it even more yummy!
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves minced garlic
1/3 cup flour
3 cups half and half
1Tbsp. chicken boullion or about 3 cubes
2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes (I used 2 quart sized home canned tomatoes and pureed in the blender)
1/3 cup sugar
2 1/2 Tbsp. dried basil about 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves and chop
1/2 tsp. pepper more if needed TT
1/2 tsp. salt more if needed TT
French Peasant Bread Recipe ...this is what we make with this soup.
Melt butter in saucepan. Once melted add garlic and sauté for a minute or two. Stir in flour and make a roux.
Once roux is formed, slowly pour in half and half, stirring as you pour. Stir consistently until it begins to thicken.
Stir in chicken base, tomato puree, sugar, basil, pepper and salt. Stir until heated through. If needed add milk to soup to thin it out to desired consistency.